The human spirit holds remarkable potential. As affirmed in Genesis 11:6, God declared, “nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.” This truth empowers us to achieve great things, but it comes with a crucial requirement: personal growth. While the possibilities for growth are boundless, they are not automatically realized. It is important to be deliberate in creating the necessary skills and competence to achieve our goals. Understand that you are already doing your very best right now. If you want better results, you must commit to develop better competence and capabilities.
In an interview with Lex Fridman, Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook, was asked about Twitter’s struggle to reach a billion subscribers. Zuckerberg acknowledged the immense undertaking of building such companies, emphasizing the need to develop the necessary capabilities and competencies. He reflected on Facebook’s early challenges in reaching 100 million users, uncertain if they would ever achieve that milestone. However, through perseverance and a focus on internationalization, they overcame obstacles and expanded their user base across different countries. This accomplishment instilled confidence and became a core competency. A commitment to increasing their capabilities and competencies, enabled further success in their journey.
You have to develop new capabilities and competencies for the breakthrough you want. To become the person capable of achieving your aspirations, you must consciously align your desires with a commitment to personal development. If your business has plateaued at a point, understand that the next breakthrough will require you to develop some new capability and competence you do not currently have. Facebook developed the capability and competence required to build a platform that attracted a billion users, and then leveraged that skill to repeat that achievement in other things. Your career, business or ministry will not grow until you develop the competence and capabilities of the next level.