Sunday, June 17, 2012

What's beyond the word ARCHITECT?


I was reading this book,  "Put Your Dream to the Test" by John C. Maxwell and this portion of the book stood out. Maybe because it relates to my profession, maybe because it is a part of something that I can relate to in person. Quoting the whole chunk:-

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Pastor, writer, and editor Ed Rowell says, "A dream is a better future in need of an architect who will show others how to make it a reality" If you are a leader, you must be the architect. You must IDENTIFY THE DREAM and be able to draw it, NOT ONLY FOR YOUR BENEFIT BUT ALSO FOR THE BENEFIT OF OTHERS.

One night I had a dinner in Dallas with an architect named John Fleming. He told me, " If you're an architect, you can't start building until you've finished it." By that, he meant that if you're the visionary-the leader- you need to know the end before you start leading the team. YOU HAVE TO SEE IT. If you don't, your team will never be able to fulfill your vision.
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So far, in my 23 years of life, the greatest thing that I have ever did was to lead Raffles Hall Sets Team 2011/2012. Never in my life have I imagined myself leading a group of about 25 freshmen, doing the things that can only be imagined in that short time frame.
All these built by a group of 25 freshmen who are getting used to university life, trying very hard to get a grip of hall life and disastrous time-management. All done in just 8 weeks!

I thank God for the vision He gave me, the confidence to do it.
I thank God for the courage to stand up and take the leadership position.
I thank God for showing me how to make sure that my team is on the right track.
I thank God for putting the right people in my team.
I thank God for putting the right people in my life to encourage me.
I thank God for letting me see the end product of the vision He gave me before anybody else did.

Thank you.
I know sets was almost a year ago. Yet, reading this passage from the book and looking back at this period of my life, I know it is real, not just another passage that just sounds great. I know it's the TRUTH.