Three Simple Rules


Sometimes it is Complex, Other Times Simple is Real Useful
I am not one to oversimplify, but I do like to make things clear. Life, leadership, relationships, spirituality (really anything that is important to us) - all these things are wonderful, mysterious, messy and possessing a great deal of complexity. At the same time, there are simple frameworks that are useful as models and steps to touch part of these Vast Realities. Here is one of them.

ONE
If you do not go after what you want, you will never have it.

TWO
If you do not ask the answer is always no.

THREE
If you do not step forward you will always be in the same place.

There is a consistent LEADERSHIP VOICE among the best authors and from the outstanding leaders. It is simple. Leaders ACT. Leaders GET RESULTS. Leaders are IN MOTION. Leaders EXECUTE THE PLAN.

Now, for all this to be healthy and good, it must emerge out of a rightly re-ordered inner world and deep spiritual life with God. But . . . a well ordered inner world MUST then overflow into reality. Christ is formed in us (Galatians 4:19) for a purpose. That purpose is our Christlike missional engagements with the world (John 20:21) which bear much fruit that lasts (John 15:16). In fact, actions that bear fruit are so important that Jesus says, this is how you will show yourself to be my disciples (John 15:8).

But let's get real simple (and repetitious, for repetition is good).

1. You must go for what you desire. If you don't . . . you won't have it.

2. You must ask. Ask for commitment. Ask for contributions. Ask for help. Ask for people to step up. If you DO NOT ASK - you will never get what you need.

3.  You must take steps forward. Sure you wait, listen and learn. Then you move forward. A day of rest is followed by six days of wise, consecrated activity.

This week - put these three simple steps into action EVERY DAY. Several times each day.

Brian K. Rice
Leadership ConneXtions International
BrianRice@lcileaders.org

LCI - Here to Help You "Go For It" . . . "Ask For It" . . . "Move Forward Toward It"