It sounds easy to be an every day leader. We know it doesn’t mean that we are signing up or inheriting a long to-do list. It just means we are changing how we think and how we live. We begin to see things differently. We begin to be proactive, to be a person of influence rather than sitting back and letting life pass us by.
All that is required of us is to simply start
start right where we are
We often mean well, but we get sidetracked. We think we are going to be intentional in how we think and live; we want to do something, yet we don’t. Instead, we let life get us busy. Too busy.
To do anything in life we must first move. We must be willing to take that first step. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take that first step. Be willing to use the gifts and talents we have been given to make a difference. It is doing what it takes to lead and succeed.
The first step starts with making a decision. It is standing up and saying, I am ready to do something to make my life count, to change the course. It may mean to stop doing the same things as you did before, getting the same results that don’t work.
It may be to refuse to be stuck in the mud one more day. It is not letting others dictate to you where you will be, who you will be, or what you will be. It is standing up for who you are, believing that you have what it takes to succeed, and doing what is best.
Do you see the first step?
It all starts with a decision to move. It means we don’t have to see the top, the whole picture, the end of the road, or anything else. We just need to be bold, make the choice and start somewhere.
Now is the time, now is YOUR time. Take that step!
Take the step:
when it is uncomfortable
when it is unpopular
when you are scared, do it afraid
when others say you can’t do it
Refuse to live where you are today.
Everyday leaders lead where they are. They intentionally take that first step, even if they can’t see beyond the landing.