Young Leaders: You Have to Adopt This Trait
We’ve all been there. We start out doing something with the greatest conviction possible.
We work hard to rally people around us to help us.
We put a lot of time, dedication, and preparation into making sure it’s done right.
We put energy into training other people to do it the way we think it’s best done.
We start doing it every week or every month.
Soon, it becomes every other week or month…
Soon, we’ve lost sight of the vision we had for the project in the first place.
What was conviction that something just had to be when we began it is nothing more than slight seen need now.
What kept it from working?
What kept our idea from solving the problem we though it would?
Why did the idea fall through the cracks?
It isn’t that we necessarily chose the wrong people to help us.
It isn’t that we mis understood the need.
It’s our consistency in making sure that it got done.
The greatest leaders I know work from a place of passion and conviction, but they also work from a place of consistency. So many thing in life and leadership hinge on doing them consistently.
Can we do it one time? Sure. Anyone can.
The great leaders, though, go from place to place, time to time… with consistency.
Little by little, they move ahead and see success.
Don’t expect it overnight, expect it when you’re consistent.