dent in the universe

By October 25, 2010Leadership

I read a good review of “The Innovation Secrets of Steve Jobs” over at Leading Blog.  Here’s the first thing that struck me.  I’ll share more over the next few days.

Put a Dent in the Universe. Think differently about your vision. Jobs attracts like-minded people who share his vision and who help turn his ideas into world-changing innovations. Passion fuels Apple’s rocket, and Job’s vision creates destination.

I love the phrase “put a dent in the universe.”  As pastors, parents, business men and women, teachers, coaches … are we here to fill up space or put a dent in the universe?  Perhaps one reason non-profits, churches included, may struggle to recruit and retain volunteers is that we haven’t made the connection between what they are doing and the dent they are making in the universe.