Leadership Qualities: Focus Part 4
Letting Go-Philippians 3:5-9 (positive)
Paul’s absolute focus gave him an absolute willingness to let go of nice things that didn’t matter. Note some items he discarded:
Paul so narrowed his focus that he discarded not only the things he once counted as gain, but he counted everything as garbage for the sake of obtaining Christ! He would lose it all if that allowed him to gain intimacy with Christ.
Leaders who change the world have this kind of sharp focus. Think about the leaders of the Bible and the focus they had to bring about revolutionary change:
What does it take to gain the focus required to become a truly effective leader? The keys are priorities and concentration. A leader who knows his priorities but lacks concentration knows what to do, but never gets it done. A leader with concentration but no priorities has excellence without progress. But when leaders harness both, they gain the potential to achieve great things.
People base their decisions on a variety of things:
Paul exemplifies a leader who focused on the ultimate every day. How about you? To get back on track with your focus, work on these items:
Join me next time for Leadership Qualities: Focus Part 5