Thursday, January 23, 2014
There are certain constants in life. One of those constants is time. We are all bound to a 24 hour day and a 7 day week. No matter your vocation, passion, and effort, you have limits. Steve Jobs was bound to these limits. President Obama is bound to these limits. Every single person, regardless of how productive or unproductive they may be, is bound to these constants.
So as you dream big and work towards creating more beauty, shalom, and justice in the world, consider the following:
What can you (and only you) do?
What were you created to do?
What are your passions?
But what about all of the other random tasks that are required to pull off said passion, job, project, and dream(s)?
That's where being a leader comes into play.
Good leaders surround themselves with other individuals that resonate with your dreams and momentum. Good leaders never hoard vision and work. Good leaders delegate, empower, and turn loose the passions and dreams of other people.
So the next time you find yourself against a time-crunch, ask yourself what can you (and only you) do. Ask yourself what you were created to do. And finally ask yourself if you have appropriately surrounded yourself with individuals that you trust to carry the torch of your passion.
The world may be full of constants, but you don't have to be bound by them.