What is free, available to all, and immeasurably valuable, yet used improperly by some leaders?
It feels good to tell the truth about myself. I’m always liberated by it. The lesson today is easy.
Being honest with yourself leads to self-leadership.
It’s one of those simple concepts that are hard to do. Like, skydiving. It’s simple, jump and pull the cord. Don’t wait too long, bend your legs, hit the ground, do the roll, done. Or something like that… I’m sure there’s more to it, but probably not that much. I’m sure I could learn the basics in a short time. However, skydiving can be very hard to actually do because of things like; the possibility of death, fear, anxiety, common sense, etc. Being honest with myself is sort of like that.
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?
God tells us to live without fear. Yet everyone has fear and anxiety. Why? The simple answer is, we are broken humans. So, how can we fix this?
My 3rd day into the “boss in the middle prayer challenge” was a good day. The thought God gave me for today was “honesty”. Sometimes that scares me, because left to my own devices, I can be too honest. Almost brutally. Sometimes it scares me because it is much easier to tell a half-truth than the whole-truth. However, I trusted in God today and something amazing happened.
This morning my meditation and prayer time left me with the thought. Truth and honesty. I can’t explain why these particular things are coming in my brain, but God has a knack for giving me what I need before the day begins. I’ve only done this challenge for three days and each day, the final thought or Godly inspiration plays a big part in the day. Maybe it’s for me or maybe it’s for you. Who knows?
So, for every boss in the middle out there. Remain truthful and honest today. We should do it everyday, but something is telling me today we should especially watch out for the tendency to tell half-truths.
Be a leader, be a boss. Handle your business today. Because in order to be truthful, you need to exhibit courage and faith. We lie because of fear.
I’ll check back in tonight.
During conflicts, a boss in the middle must know when to say “time-out”. There’s a point when arguing your point (even if you’re right) only works to further aggravate the situation. There are many other benefits to discontinuing an argument.
So, I took a break from blogging for a bit. No reason. Just took a break. At first I felt a little guilty, like the people following me would be angry or unfollow me because I wasn’t writing every few days. Like it’s all about me. I was trying to figure out how to apologize, then I realized something…
This isn’t one of those bible verses that are hard to understand or easily taken out of context.
Matthew 6:33 But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
It’s the old classic, “don’t worry” verse. But, there’s more to it. As a boss in the middle of this crazy world, it’s essential that you understand this truth.
As a boss in the middle of this crazy world, we are always focused on something. Sometimes it’s exactly what we should focus on, sometimes it’s not. But we are always focused. Basically, we need to focus, on what we focus on. I am purposely saying the word “focus” a lot. It should be a focal point. Read on for my perspective of proper and improper focus.