Jewels In My Journal

Periodically I will grab a few journals, sit in a quiet place with a cup of tea, and read through them page by page. Many times, it is as if I’m seeing these thoughts for the first time and I get filled and charged all over again by the jewels in my journals. I thought I would share a few leadership thoughts with you today.

  • Small victories of effort set us up for long term effect.

  • Keep your eyes on the finish line, it will keep you steady.

  • My fight brings liberty to someone’s life.

  • Vague goals produce vague results.

  • Vision takes you from where you are to where you ought to be.

  • Unless people can repeat the vision, they don’t have it.

  • You will produce in your life what you keep before your eyes.

  • The way you do anything is the way you do everything.

  • The secret of your future is hidden in your daily routine.

  • Whatever you keep before your eyes will eventually show up.

  • When you share the gift on the inside of you, you open yourself up for more.

  • Make room for growth before you need it.

  • Never doubt in the dark what God has shown you in the light.

  • Change is inevitable, growth is optional.

  • The road to the next level is uphill.

  • Growth today provides a better tomorrow.

  • Man’s mind, stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimension.

  • Mentors focus on potential, counselors focus on weaknesses.

  • Mentoring isn’t a message, it’s a mindset.

  • In counseling, the person does all the talking; in mentoring, the mentor does all the talking.

  • Counselors make you feel better but mentors get you better.

  • Joy has to be based on something better than what you see.

  • Ministry will kill you if your joy is based on your performance, base your joy on heaven.

  • If you are going to lead, you had better manage your joy.

  • There will always be more to do than you have time for.

  • Little talent with high focus is better than little focus with high talent.

  • The heart of leadership comes from Christ.

  • Leaders do what is best for others.

  • You can help the hurting, but not the unhappy. Unhappiness is a decision, hurting is life.

  • We lead so He gets all the attention, not us.

  • Come apart before you fall apart.

  • Prayer gives God your heart. Don’t share your talent with others without first giving God your heart.

  • On the stage we give our talent, but in prayer we give God our heart.  

  • You are in trouble when your ambition is greater than your humility.

  • Love the church more than you love your future.

  • God is infinite, I am not.

  • When you become a leader, you lose the right to think about yourself. (Gerald Brooks)

Go ahead, grab one of your journals, sit in a quiet place and go through the pages. You will be surprised at the richness of the jewels in your journals!