I haven’t written anything in a while. I took a long break from sharing my thoughts here and it’s made me gain a new level of respect for a few things, relative to life and leadership.
Are you afraid? The term “scared to death”, is more true than you realize.
I did it again. 🤦🏾♂️ I allowed stress to make my heart go a-fib last week. 4th time in my life! It went normal after s couple days rest and relaxation. How many times do I have to learn the same lesson? I have to get rid of my arrhythmia attitude.
The pastor at my church said hurt people, hurt people. But free people, free people. I began to write down the differences between the two groups and what I found was a pretty big eye-opener, especially as it relates to leadership.
As a leader, you will have times where everyone wants something from you. It will seem like the questions never end, the requests get bigger and the time required to respond to these needs takes away from your “personal time”. You may say to your self, “I can’t get a break” or “I need some time alone” or “I just want to do what I want to do”. The truth is, the more you are entrusted with leadership duties, the more you will be called on by others to fulfill their needs. There is, however, a way to do this without losing your mind.
I have good news for people who want more. You have the ability to make ‘right now’ your moment. Step one, go get a mirror. Step two, ask yourself the following questions. You’re going to find out some interesting things.
The United States has become soft. We have issues telling the truth because we’re afraid we’ll hurt people’s feelings. We have a tendency to sugarcoat the things, because we feel the truth will crush someone’s spirit. We are relegated to telling off-color, awkward jokes, which leaves others wondering if we’re serious or not. This is almost always followed by the line “I was just playing”. Yeah right…
We also diminish the attainment of goals, by giving everyone a trophy, instead of just saying “you lost”. These facts are well documented, but I want to know, why? What the heck happened? I know one thing, it sure didn’t start in the 80’s.
Do you want true strength? Do you want the power to do anything?
I just had a funny thing happen to me last night. I typed a lie because it sounded more sexy than the truth. Before I even completed the sentence, I said to myself, “c’mon, get honest”. Truth is, I want to “keep it real and be totally honest”, but there’s a part of me that doesn’t want to show weakness. I gotta get over that quick.
So I fessed up and told the truth.
My final thought, if your not being totally honest, your lying. If you’re going to lie on your blog when you say you’re being honest, what’s the point?
I’ve been forced to make changes related to removing stress from my life. It got me in trouble today. Can you believe that?