Is the timing right? I don’t know, you will have to ask yourself this question.
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Timing is one of the most important questions you can ask yourself before jumping into anything in your life. Whether it be a marriage, kids, new career, starting a business, or making a move, it really doesn’t matter, just make sure you ask the question. You will be amazed at what you can learn when you actually take the time to ask the question.
What are your goals? They are different for everyone. For some people it’s loosing weight, for another it’s balance or getting a promotion. But, whatever your goals, the ultimate goal is to never give up on your goals. How many people do you know that set goals and never achieve them? You can probably think of a few.
Every year I set goals for myself. How about you? I was taught early on by my trainers to set goals and never give up on them. Even if that meant your goals had to be moved to the next year. In 2010 I set some very serious goals for myself after realizing how out of balance my life was. I sat down, prayed, and thought about what my goals should be for the year. I came up with three goals.
- Further my relationship with God.
- Better my relationship with my wife.
- Walk slowly through the halls.
I think one of the biggest lessons to be learned as a leader is patience. Do you struggle with patience? I think all leaders are naturally impatient. When you think of a leader you think of someone who is a catalyst for change, someone who gets things done, and someone who can make things happen. Are you this person?
However, I think as leaders we also need to remember what James 5:7-8 says “Be patient, then, brothers, until the Lord’s coming. See how the farmer waits for the land to yield its valuable crop and how patient he is for the autumn and spring rains. You too, be patient and stand firm, because the Lord’s coming is near.”
If the farmer can wait for his crops to yield, I think as leaders we must also sometimes wait for our crops to yield. The farmer cannot make his crops grow any faster, he must wait and be patient. If we as leaders can learn this valuable lesson, and apply it in our daily lives, we may save allot of time, energy, and relationships.