Leadership On the Go: Priorities

There is always something for a leader to do. In fact, if your calendar is like mine there might be instances where two or more things overlap and yearn for my attention. So, the question often asked is, “Which one do I do first.”

In my life I have a simple system to prioritize my calendar. For some this will be freeing, for others it might be a bit scary. If you allow you calendar to dictate your life, you will soon burn out and feel like a failure.
Here is my simple method of prioritizing; here are three questions to ask your self when faced with multiple scheduling conflicts.

Does this item take away time from my faith?
Your faith is what grounds you and keeps things in perspective. If an item in your calendar begins to take away time from your faith, cut it out. That may sound hard to do but in the long run your time is your time. ALL leaders need time to refocus, and recharge through faith based activities. Your faith will be a light to your path. Psalm 119:105
Does this item take away time from my family?

Your family is your biggest fan! The last thing you need is less time with them, even if this means that something has to be taken off of your to-do list. Never take away time with family.

Does this item take away time away from accomplishing my stated goals?
Every organization has a stated mission or goal to aim for. You as a leader should have a vision for your organization, family and self. If there are items that are not aiding you in accomplishing stated goals, cut them out.
As Leaders our aim should be to please the One who allows us to be in the positions we are in.

So whether we are at home or away, we make it our aim to please him. 2 Corinthians 5:9


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