Why You Should Listen to Millennials When They 'Challenge' You

Millennials don't simply challenge you to annoy you. (Photo by AP x 90 on Unsplash)

We were learning about Millennials and Baby Boomer generations the other day, and learned that Millennials like to challenge the Boomers. So, I turned the question inward: Do I like to be challenged? (I'm a Baby Boomer.)

Here are some definitions of challenge for you to ponder:

—To dispute especially as being unjust, invalid or outmoded.

—To confront or defy boldly.

—To invite into competition.

—To arouse or stimulate, especially by presenting with difficulties.

I get tired just reading the list of definitions.

So, how about you? Regardless of how it's done, do you get offended when someone, especially the younger generation, challenges something you said?

We learned they challenge not to annoy us, but because they don't settle for the status quo. And that's a good thing, something we all can benefit from.

I say let's jump on the "not settling for the status quo" bandwagon. Jesus sure did.

Born into an entrepreneurial family, Martha Brangenberg has been involved in small business her entire life. Gifted with an attention to detail and a sweet, sensitive spirit, Martha is a servant leader with a deep faith in Jesus. Martha has worked alongside her husband, Jim, for their 32-plus years of marriage, complementing him by bringing in almost a decade of retail management experience, and an outstanding record of over-the-top customer service and project management.

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