Do you have too many jobs? Do you wear too many hats? Sometimes, you have to fire yourself from a job in order to focus on the most important, and in order to engage others in those other jobs. We often actually rob others of a blessing and opportunity by hoarding tasks and responsibility.
I want to be a change-agent. The most successful way for me to influence change, is to focus my God-given energies in the areas that will have the greatest long term impact. Where can I have the greatest impact?
People, Projects, Planning… These 3 “P” words seem to sum up my pruned list of priorities.
- People – I must develop the people around me. Specifically, I believe my call is to develop them spiritually and vocationally. If I develop people, they will impact other people, and so on and so on… (can you think of anyone in Scripture that employed this model?)
- Projects – I must keep the ball rolling. We have so much to do. We have HUGE dreams/plans. We will never get there if we get comfortable. Ensuring productivity for myself and my team must be high on my list.
- Planning – One of my first leadership classes in my education defined a leader as “one who knows where they are going and how to get there.” Thanks Professor Peter Hook. I must always be planning by setting the vision and goals, helping to establish a plan, and making sure we are intentionally working the plan.