Monday, January 8, 2018

Quote - Character in Leadership

"It is not wise or even possible to divorce private behavior from public leadership."

~ John C. Maxwell

This came from an email where John was talking about one of the worst president's - Warren G. Harding.  We can learn from the good and bad people from history, both are vital for learning life lessons.  Unfortunately people often repeat patterns from the past and many should stay as history.  Just like in the Bible, we are to learn from the choices people make and apply the lessons to our lives.  Everyone has hundreds of choices to make each day, but over time that is where our patterns develop into who we are as a person.  John also spoke about the people we choose to hang around with, those are the ones we will be more like than anyone else.  Mentors are important unless they are defeating your ability to grow as a person and holding you back.  We all have different levels of leadership (parenting, teachers, business leaders, etc) this applies to everyone not just CEO's.

Who are you choosing to spend your time with?  Do they lift you up and try to make you a better person or do they hold you down, not letting you grow in any way.

Why are you spending time with them?  Is there a need to be included or needed?  I would rather be alone than to be around someone who wants to drag me down.

Where to do you get your self-worth from?  If it's anything other than God then we will be disappointed. 

People will let you down throughout your life, but God is always there for you even if you pick the wrong people to be around.

Unfortunately people often repeat patterns from the past and many should stay as history.

Friday, January 5, 2018

New Year, New Plan

I haven't been on here that much this past year.  I'm not sure what is going on with me.  I am going to try to do better at posting more this year.  I would write in my planner to post on the blog last year and then just never do it.  The past year or so has been rather strange.  I never pretend I have it all together and this past year has really shown me that I am way off from where I should be.  I am trying to work on different areas this year, the most important ones that really matter.  As far as writing goes I want to post more and write a little every day.  I don't worry about starting on January 1st, I am slowly working on organizing my to do list (it's a mess) and making sure that I get things done.  I am one of those people who have a master to do list a mile long, I can write thirty things to do today in a couple of minutes.  The problem is that I don't have a very good system in actually doing the things on my to do list.  Thank you for stopping by even if I haven't been posting that much.  I'm a WIP (work in progress).