I had a conversation recently with Erwin McManus about my book, “One Big Thing.” We joked about Erwin’s “one big thing” because he’s a very driven person. He’s a pastor, an author, a filmmaker, a designer, and much more, including being a terrific speaker. But even in spite of that, my take is that Erwin’s one big thing is helping people embrace their God-given creativity. If you’ve ever heard him speak, you walk away not only spiritually energized, but you feel like you’ve tapped into the artist inside you.
But Erwin also made a profound statement. He said, “The truth is, I’m an expert at what I don’t know.” He was partially joking, but the statement revealed his incredible thirst to know more. He’s a very driven learner, and as a result, his creative drive is revealed in his books, films, preaching, teaching, and his designs.
Far too many today are convinced they know all they need. They’re not reading the books, watching the films, having the conversations, or traveling to the places that will feed their intelligence or creativity. They’re overconfident when they should be asking more questions.
I’m with Erwin. I want to be an expert at what I don’t know. There’s far too much out there to be complacent and think I’ve arrived.
It’s a fascinating journey. Care to join us?