The 20/60/20 Principle

I am told by reliable people that the 20/60/20 principle as it relates to church life is true.

  • 20% of people will readily adapt to change.
  • 60% will eventually adapt with support and encouragement.
  • 20% NEVER WILL.

So let the 20% that won’t adapt go gracefully as possible.  They aren’t “bad” people but don’t expect them to “come around.”  Don’t spend all your energy trying to win them over.  Build on islands of health and strength.  Go with the people who want to go with you.

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