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Craig Groeschel

Co-Founder & Senior Pastor, Life.Church

Craig Groeschel is senior pastor of Life.Church, an innovative church meeting in multiple U.S. locations and globally online. Known for its missional approach utilizing the latest technology, Life.Church is the creator of the YouVersion Bible App—downloaded in every country. Named in the top 25 CEOs in the U.S. (small and midsize companies), Groeschel is a New York Times best-selling author, speaks frequently across North America and around the world and hosts the Craig Groeschel Leadership Podcast—with more than 1 million monthly downloads.

Craig explains that investing more—over time—eventually brings a diminishing return and there comes a time when the additional cost isn’t worth the additional resources.

Share with those on your team your initial reaction to the concept of investing less and getting more.

GETMO | Good Enough to Move On
Craig invites us to find the sweet spot of investment, what he calls ‘GETMO,’ by figuring out when it is Good Enough to Move On. Using the graph below, demonstrate the GETMO curve with an example from your life.

  • Think of a repeating task you are responsible for.

  • Describe the personal investment and amount of return at each point on the GETMO graph.

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Thinking of the same task from above, identify the factors most helpful to you in determining when something is good enough to move on.

In what area of your current role is the pursuit of perfection limiting you?

Bend the Curve
Craig invites us to bend the curve by:
Thinking INSIDE the box. He explains that decisions drain your energy while constraints drive creativity.
Write down a few ideas of constraints that you can use to drive creativity.

Burning the ships. Craig describes this as completely selling out to the path forward.


Identify one task you want to accomplish in the next year.

Why does it matter that this task is accomplished?

How can you “burn the ships” to keep yourself and/or your team from going backwards?

Craig ends his talk by sharing a personal practice of how he physically reminds himself to step out of doubts and negative voices and step into calling.

What is it time for you to step out of?

What are you stepping into?

What practice can you put into place to remind yourself of this decision?


Reflecting back on Craig’s key points, which ONE of these will you focus on in the next 7 days that will improve the results you want in the environment you lead?

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