It’s Saturday. I love Saturdays, except for one thing.
When I speak on Sunday mornings, I don’t use notes. There are a variety of reasons I do that. But not using notes on Sunday means that I have to “internalize” my message on Saturday. I’ll read it through several times, making sure it’s settled in my brain. So here’s the deal: I LOVE writing messages, I like giving messages, but I HATE reading my message over and over on Saturday.
So why do I do it? I like the way the old boxer Joe Frazier said it, “You can map out a fight plan or a life plan, but when the action starts, you’re down to your reflexes, that’s where your roadwork shows. If you cheated on that in the dark of the morning, you’re getting found out now under the bright lights.”