what else is not enough

By March 24, 2011Leadership

“It’s in Apple’s DNA that technology alone is not enough — it’s technology married with liberal arts, married with the humanities, that yields us the result that makes our heart sing.” – Steve Jobs, Apple CEO, as quoted by TechCrunch

That’s an interesting but insightful statement from a technology company.  It recognizes that technology is not simply utilitarian but humanitarian as well — it interacts with people, impacts people, and inspires people.

But what about you?  In your life, marriage, business, or team … what is not enough by itself?

Having spent twenty-plus years as a pastor, I’ve seen churches that believe right doctrine alone is enough.  Or a certain worship style is enough.  The list of “enoughs” in the church world is more than I can list in one article.

Here’s how you might hear it: “If we just did ____, that would be enough.”

Here’s what a person is really saying: “If we could find the magic bullet, everything else would fall into place.”

Success, health, effectiveness often don’t rise or fall on one single ingredient.  Rather, they are a combination of marriages … technology married with a human perspective, beliefs married to behaviors, diet married to exercise.  On we could go.

When you find yourself tempted to look for the one magic bullet, don’t.