The first step of becoming a better leader is to FIRST know yourself and understand how others see and react to your leadership style. This isn’t exclusive to leadership, this thought process can be applied to ANY relationship. I’ll cover this in more detail over the next few months, as I’ve come across some GREAT tools that will help us understand ourselves and also those you lead and team up with (including YOUR family). The first thing I need to remember about myself is that, I LOVE to do MANY things, often at ONE time. Earlier this month, I turned the big 6-0 and Chris took me out for golf. Golf is one of those games that can teach you A LOT of life lessons if you let it. That day, I was playing pretty good until another twosome joined us and I got in my head that I needed to impress them. I started overthinking my swing, and when you play as little as I do, that’s a BAD thing to do. It was like I never played the game before, as I spent two holes swinging as if I never played the game before. Thank God, I calmed down on the third hole and got a birdie. This all got me thinking how I have a tendency to think about too many things at once and ultimately doing NOTHING well when I’m in that mode. The Bible has A LOT to say about staying focused.
Proverbs 4:25 (NIV)
Let your eyes look straight ahead;
fix your gaze directly before you.
So, What… for This Week?
Are you ready to live out the K.I.S.S. rule? Yes, keep is simple, stupid!~ It’s one of life’s keys for me. The more I overthink things, the more tangled up I get and locked in an analytical mindset that keeps me stuck. God is not calling us to the kind of stress that comes from thinking too much. Can you simply have faith like a child?