Do You Rely on the Statistics?
I talked with a friend the other day who’s in his 50s. We were talking about a potential job opportunity on his table.
It was a significant step up in pay and influence. I asked him,
“Why aren’t you strongly considering this?”
He responded with,
“At my age, I can’t make a move like that. If I fail, I’ll have nowhere else to go.
Statistics prove that people who have been in my position for as long as I have and transition to another Church tend to only spend a couple of years there before they leave.”
There are two important words in what he said.
Here’s my word of advice for anyone who uses that phrase:
Who cares what statistics show?!?
• That everyone dies. But I’m not ready for that.
•That more marriages end in divorce than stay the course. But I’m not going to quit fighting for the health of my marriage.
•That I’ll be an absent dad. But I’m not going to let that happen.
Who cares what the statistics say?