Leadership can make us so busy that we overlook the resources available to us to accomplish the vital tasks at hand.
I was reminded of this recently as I was considering how to complete some projects. I was focused on what I needed to accomplish, yet was unsure of how to make it happen. In my quiet time of prayer and reflection, I was reminded that I already had the resources available that I needed.
Perhaps you’ve been there as well. Maybe you’ve felt like you didn’t have the knowledge or tools necessary for the job. My encouragement is to look up and around your environment. Many times we have books, software, and people who can help us be successful. Consider the following questions to get your mind going in times like these:
Who has the knowledge you need?
What tools or technology are at your disposal?
What books or training notes do you have?
Leadership isn’t about having all the answers or resources on your own. Rather, it is about knowing where to find them and to use them well. You don’t need to be an expert on everything. You simply need to be able to gather experts to help you problem-solve or brainstorm ideas for moving forward. Napoleon Hill explains this in Think & Grow Rich as the power of the “Master Mind” – when two or more people come together to think through challenges and opportunities, a collective “mind” appears that is better than anyone’s individual thinking can be alone. In essence, your ideas + my ideas = exceptional ideas.
Make a list of the resources you have available to you and begin utilizing them wisely.
You are well-resourced, even when you don’t feel like you are. Simply look up and around to find what you need to help you lead well and accomplish your goals.
Until next time, make today GREAT!
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