Why do you do what you do? How do you
Why do you do what you do?
know what you know? How do you do what you do? Think about it.
As much as you are busy and don't feel you have the time to stop and think, you should. Have time to soak it in. You can't control your time, but you can manage it. Every experience should teach something new, even if it strengthens the importance of a past lesson.
The role that blogging plays for me is sharing memorable experiences and my reflections. I influence the thoughts of other people positively so that they want to influence others. How about you? What does blogging mean to you and value to do share?
Welcome to the interwebs, and I hope I've made you think about thinking for at least a few seconds.
ve have tests on my mind. Specifically, the tests that really matter and the ones that are just a test. I’m talking about the tests that build character and personality. The tests that you don’t want to fail. If you do, you see the consequences and they worsen when you fail them. Not one individual is exempt from the tests that come from leadership responsibility of the self and other people. Habitudes book chapter from the organization Growing Leaders (This is not my idea).
- We all experience these tests at one time or another.
- Our goal is to pass the test and excel the expectations
- Anticipate tests in life and assume a positive outlook on passing them to do well.
- Before promotion or growth, you must be tested.
- Every promotion builds internal preparation and reveals your readiness to move forward
- There is a difference between self-promotion and authentic promotion.
- Promoting oneself does not substitute for true promotion from real leaders
- Cool metaphor: A product is never used until it is tested; the same goes for people in life challenges. People that make a difference have been tested constantly.
- Authority and usefulness is your goal? Expect to be tested constantly
All right, enough of the points. Here’s the real course of the meal.
1. Small Things - Are you willing to go beneath your potential to accomplish small tasks, step-by-step, to prepare for the future?
2. Motive - Are you willing to do the right thing for the situation? Why you do something determines what you do.
3. Stewardship - Are you willing to be wise and generous, thankful for the resources that you have?
4. Wilderness - Are you willing to perform when life isn’t fun? Changing and growing despite the brick walls that you encounter?
5. Credibility - Are you willing to follow through on tasks with integrity? Can you compromise under pressure?
6. Authority - Are you willing to learn to be a follower before a leader? Can you submit to positional authority?
7. Offense - Are you willing to forgive others and balance your level of vulnerability when it comes to dealing with situations?
8. Warfare - Are you willing to stick with it? Pursue visions despite consequences and conflicts?
9. Time - Are you willing to use your time wisely and seize important opportunities when they come to you?
10. MASTERY - Who has the true authority in your life? When situations get tough, whose voice will determine what you do? Do you have a heart response to authority in your life?
Recognize these life tests and pass them. I guarantee you could take any life situations and apply several of these life tests. I love leadership. Can’t you tell?
Thanks for reading. I can honestly say that it’s difficult following every single one all the time.
How well have you done with these tests?