DETERMINED ARE YOU TO ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS AND LEAD YOUR TEAM TO SUCCESS?
Courage, like all other character qualities, comes from within. It begins as a decision we make and grows as we make the choice to follow through.
—Talent Is Never Enough
A leader makes decisions. But with a flood of tasks coming your way, you can spend more time managing crises and putting out fires than making meaningful progress. If you find yourself constantly treading water, you have likely confused urgency with importance.
DWIGHT D. Eisenhower knew a lot about making tough decisions. As the Supreme Commander of the largest amphibious military invasion in human history and later as President of the United States, Eisenhower had to make a lot of them. He was able to remain effective by reminding himself of this principle:
“What is important is seldom urgent and what is urgent is seldom important.”
1 Corinthians 9:24-27
Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it. Every athlete exercises self-control in all things. They do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable. So I do not run aimlessly; I do not box as one beating the air. But I discipline my body and keep it under control, lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified
Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us,
Not that I have alredy obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own. Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
“Surround yourself with people who believe you can.”
“You don’t have to be tall to see the moon.”
“Leadership is action, not position.”
“Realize how good you really are.”
“Out of every crisis comes the chance to be reborn.”
Leaders Leading Leaders
The Chinese farmer