Staying Focused

The hardest person to lead is yourself.


If you can’t lead yourself, you really have no business leading others.

Rick Warren has some post-it note suggestions for keeping yourself focused on the task at hand.

  • Tomorrow is too late.
  • Do the worst first.
  • Doing gets it done.
  • Tomorrow is never.
  • Make the day count.
  • Doing beats stewing.
  • In just two days, tomorrow will be yesterday.
  • Do it anyway.
  • Get the Now habit.
  • Get a “round tuit.”
  • Be a doer not a dawdler.
  • Why wait?
  • If not today, when?
  • You don’t find the time, you make time.
  • Make it happen.
  • If you have to do it, do it now.
  • Do it or ditch it.
  • Only turkeys procrastinate
  • Lead-time is the gift only I can give myself.
  • Beginning is half done.
  • Move ahead or move aside
  • Winners don’t wait
  • Choose this day to use this day.

What would you add to this list?

Rick comments,

If I find myself having a hard time being motivated in some area of ministry that I’m called to do, I just get a book on it. If you have a hard time recruiting people to your ministry, go get a book on recruitment and read it. If you’re having a hard time delegating responsibility, get a book. If you’re having a hard time speaking in a Bible study, get a book on public communication.

This is “sharpening the ax,” to make your job easier.

Ecclesiastes 10:10 (ESV) If the iron is blunt, and one does not sharpen the edge, he must use more strength, but wisdom helps one to succeed.

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