62 seconds. That is how long it took me to run my first ever 400 meter sprint as a sophomore in high school. For those of you who don’t know, that is not something to be proud of when competing in the race. The worst part was not how slow my time was, but how convinced my coach was that I could be up to 10 seconds faster. 10 seconds? In a quarter of a mile race? I thought it was impossible. Coach however, said there was plenty of room for improvement.

Improvement. Something I am always trying to do. I think it’s something we all naturally attempt to do or think we are doing. But the reality is: improvement does not come instantaneously but intentionally. So how do you intentionally improve as an individual, as a team, as an organization? Aaron Buer over at Breeze has an excellent article on “3 Strategies for Constantly Improving3 Strategies for Constantly Improving“. Aaron’s 3 simple steps are exactly what I did over the last two years of high school and saw my 400 time drop from 62 seconds to 50.9 seconds. Intentional improvement is not instantaneous, but it is worth it!

Check it out! And as always, be with the Lord’s people on the Lord’s day!