After a brief week “off”, Starting Friday returns this week as we kick-off a new series: The Last Arrow: Save Nothing for the Next Life by Erwin McManus.
Hopefully, you’ve either ordered the book or the digital version already. This week’s homework is to read the Preface and Chapter 1 (The Point of No Return).
Each week, we’ll also introduce the lesson with a brief 5-minute video from the author. This week’s video is shown below and I’ll also share it during our Zoom call on Friday.
In this week’s chapter, McManus asks “how many of us have been called ‘just average‘…?”. He further explains there’s two ways of looking at someone as “average”. First, average meaning cut from a typical piece of cloth; I read that to say “nothing special”. Or, the second way of the meaning behind average is to say someone’s character has convinced him/her to choose the path of least resistance. You know, the simple way of going through life. No muss, no fuss.
Kicking off the new book this week means we’re going to challenge ourselves right out of the gate. One of my favorite quotes from Chapter 1 is “The journey of The Last Arrow begins when raise the bar….”. Raising the bar means you’re going beyond “just average”.
I’m looking forward to seeing everyone, virtually, this Friday beginning at 7:30 am ET. I’ll kick off the lesson around 7:45 am, but consider connecting to the Zoom a few minutes early to check-in with everyone. Check your calendar invites for the Zoom information or reach out to me if you need those details.
Here’s the video primer for Chapter 1.