Leadership starts at home. Many leaders that I know were born into a loving family and were guided through their childhood with the right amount of support, the right amount of discipline, unconditional love, and the right connections. Many others were born into unfortunate circumstances and made it their absolute goal to get out of the situation they were in and to make a positive impact on others.
Whichever situation you fit in doesn’t define who you are. You are at a point in your life where the past has come and gone. My high school basketball coach, Coach Hicks, always asked, “What have you done for me lately?” He didn’t care if my picture was in the paper or how many points anyone scored the night before. He was always focused on the next challenge, never soaking in the success of the moment, because the success of the moment dies quickly.
As a leader of family, business, school, or faith-based organizations, we must always be focused on the next success. We talk and talk yet rarely implement. Lou Holtz says, “When all is said and done, a lot more is said than done.” So, be a doing leader instead of just one that talks. What is your next family goal? Make a plan to serve others so that they may see Christ through your family. What is your next business goal? Make it to get return business based on your character and integrity. What is your next school goal? Make it to let others see Christ through you as you study to be the best you can be. What is your faith-based organization’s goal? Make it to evaluate traditional approaches in order to reach more so that many can move from death to life.
Do not waste time looking at all you have done. Be focused on the next success God has in store for you.
Lead Well, Serve All