December – 2017 Monthly Leadership Session – 4 Things I Learned Starting Something New
Ever start something but have no idea what you’re doing? Ever take a big leap of faith and wonder if you jumped in the right direction? We all have in some way or another. What are the universal principles we all experience when we launch into something new? As we close out 2017 let’s look back at the 1st year of Leading His Leaders. Let’s look back at the 4 things I learned starting something new. Let’s talk about it.
4 Highlights From This Episode
1. It’s Much Harder Than You Ever Could Have Imagined
Starting something new is often much harder than we expect. Some days you’re completely invincible and some days you’re completely fragile. We often underestimate the financial, time and emotional investments needed to get the job done. I wanted to quit more times than I wanted to keep going.Some days you’re completely invincible and some days you’re completely fragile. Click To Tweet
But, there’s something about creating that forces you to dig deeper and deal with every failure along the way. You learn how to turn every obstacle, every struggle, into a teacher. When you’re starting something new, it forces you to figure out a way, to make it work.You must learn how to turn every obstacle, every struggle, into a teacher. Click To Tweet
2. No One Cares As Much As You Do And That’s Ok (For Now)
When you launch into something new no one is going to care as much as you do and that’s ok… for now. You may be excited, you may be all in and ready to go but don’t take it personally if others don’t match your level of excitement. God gave you the vision, the glimpse into a future that doesn’t exist, so it’s up to you to pick up the pieces and start building.
When you start moving you set yourself apart from those who only talk about the future and become someone who builds it. People are tired of hearing about what someone wants to do. There’s no shortage of planners but there’s a drought of doers. Nothing draws attention like movement. People stop and stare at a building that’s being built because there something inspiring about progress. When you’re starting something people may not care as much as you do and that’s ok. But they will.There’s no shortage of planners but there’s a drought of doers. Click To Tweet
3. You Have To Create, Create, Create
When you’re starting something new you have to create, create, create. You may have an idea of where you’re going but chances are you’re not even close. The keys to your success don’t lie in what you’re creating today. The keys to your success lie in the creation of… what you’re creating today.The keys to your success don’t lie in what you’re creating today. The keys to your success lie in the creation of... what you’re creating today. Click To Tweet
To keep creating find what you’re good at and stick to it.
If you have a niche, double down on it and see how far you can take it.
Copy from the best out there but be you.
Commit to creating and never stop.
4. Love What You Do
If you’re going to start something new you must remember to love what you do. Don’t get caught up in what’s not working. The toughest of times will pass and when you get through them, you’ll realize they were so much shorter than you thought they would be.The toughest of times will pass and when you get through them, you'll realize they were so much shorter than you thought they would be. Click To Tweet
You really can’t achieve the other 3 without loving what you do. When your heart is engaged with your activity, the mind tells your body to look for ways to do this as often as we can. When you love what you do, it’s easy to keep going, it’s easy to get better.Loving what you do is not a goal to shoot for, it’s a by product that you’re pursuing the right things. You don’t have to chase it, it finds you. Click To Tweet
Loving what you do is not a goal to shoot for, it’s a by product that you’re pursuing the right things. You don’t have to chase it, it finds you.
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