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!