“Aim at nothing and you are sure to hit it!” I understand from the “experts” that 90% of those who head companies routinely play catch-up ball as they respond to market conditions in reacting to the tyranny of the urgent.
By contrast, true leaders bring vision, faith and courage to coordinated effort. Today, what is needed are people with:
VISION to see what ought to be done:
“Open your eyes and look at the fields! They are ripe for harvest.” (John 4:35b)
QUESTION: Do you have a God-given VISION as to what His mission is for you or your company? Or are you simply milling around, conducting business-as-usual, losing altitude and taking up space?
FAITH to believe it can be done:
“If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,‘ and it will obey you.” (Luke 17:6)
QUESTION: Do you have the FAITH to believe it can be done? Or are you paralyzed by indecision, over-analysis, paralysis… and over-spiritualizing?
COURAGE to persevere until it is done:
“Because the Lord God helps me, I will not be dismayed; therefore, I have set my face like a flint to do his will, and I know that I will triumph.” (Isaiah 50:7 – Living)
QUESTION: Do you have the COURAGE to believe that failure is not an option; that you will circumvent, tunnel through, or go over the obstacles until the mission is accomplished?
Perhaps understanding the difference between an eagle and a chicken is helpful:
Eagles soar with the wind, rising above the circumstances to see the big picture. Once they spot their prey, they drop with lightning speed in accomplishing their mission.
Chickens cluck, peck, strut, mill around, and lay eggs when the urge comes upon them.
QUESTION: Which are you? An eagle who rises above his circumstance, bringing vision, faith and courage to coordinated effort? Or are you a business-as-usual chicken who struts around and clucks, performing only when the urge comes upon you?