Welcome back on the journey towards becoming better leaders.
This week I learned about priorities. If you’re like me, you’re thinking “prio-what?”
PRIORITIES: working smarter, organizing, choosing, planning, 1st best, effectiveness
As I was reading John C. Maxwell’s words of research and wisdom, I realized that I have too many “must-do’s” that become “would-do’s” and “didn’t do”.
I have a hard time choosing the most important tasks and goals.
This results in me not accomplishing half of them: paralysis.
Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE organizing, making to-do lists & planning things
It’s the most important part I dread; the action.
I spend a lot of my time doing the easy prep work instead of doing IT
The slaying of dragon-fears, the scaling of mountains, the taking of first and next step.
Too much time is spent doing things right instead of doing the right things; there is a difference. One simply gets things done; the other is the foundation of success.
“The petty and the mundane steal much of our time” ~ John C. Maxwell
The expert also says that “leaders know how to get what they ought to want”
Now, that takes skills!
How do I know how to get it when I don’t even know what I want?
I don’t know what I want because I don’t know what to overlook.
Things that can be overlooked: those things that do not improve the Nancy brand.
As future world changers, we must take the first step towards achievement.
That is figuring out what we want. What do I want? What do you want?
I want a world where you and I share our resources, where strong feet work hard so that the little hands can benefit; as my Father meant it.
Once what we want is clear, it becomes about
prioritizing: refusing the good in favour of the best.
We can’t have it all.
I don’t want to learn too late what is really important. As an unknown author put it, “an infant is born with a clenched fist; a man dies with an open hand. Life has a way of prying free the things we think are so important”
What aren’t you willing to give up, if you can’t have everything?