Start Early: A successful Leader can be easily recognized because he is on the job early. While many of his subordinates are still stirring around their house… their leader is already at work; planning the day, the week, and likely the year in advance.
It would be his/her intent to seize every moment… of every day to put their POA (Plan-of-Action) into effect for the benefit of all those concerned. They are likely thinking through the evening, and night…and cannot wait to get going in the morning. Their mind never stops…always on the go.
The top Leaders of industry…are leading 24/7…not just during the day. Being “the leader” is their passion…their commitment…and, their life.
The price for LEADERSHIP is, too often ….too HIGH. Sometimes… it’s their family that comes L-A-S-T. Sometimes, even, their health; their marriage; and ultimately…their God. One would think that these “great leaders” would be able to balance all of “life’s responsibilities” in a manner that is fair, necessary, and appropriate. But, unfortunately… they are typically FAILURES in that regard.
Ultra-SUCCESSFUL-leaders have a higher divorce rate that those not so successful. The demand of the “ultra-successful-leader,” is so overwhelming that it will take the ultimate toll on their personal lives….as “their work” NEVER STOPS. An interesting side note, is that those “ultra-successful” executives who have only one divorce, “out-perform” those who have had NONE. Also, those who go on to experience 3 or more marriages…have declining rates of success in their careers.
Colossians 3:17 tells us… And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
Proverbs 3:1-4 – My son, do not forget my teaching, but let your heart keep my commandments, for length of days and years of life and peace they will add to you. Let not steadfast love and faithfulness forsake you; bind them around your neck; write them on the tablet of your heart. So you will find favor and good success in the sight of God and man.
… Blessings… cjlb…6/26/16