Decide for yourself, but let’s face it — something, or someone, is going to receive your attention and affection as you attempt to be a successful leader. Several hundred years ago, another leader was faced with the same choice.
Nothing has changed. Each new day demands the “decision,” be made by every leader.
Back in the day, the leader’s name was Hezekiah. He was the King of the tiny nation of Judah. Things were going well for Hezekiah and his people. The question is, “Why?”
I believe the answer can be found in a verse that is tucked neatly away in the Old Testament of the Bible. The verse is in 2 Chronicles 31:21 (NLT). It states . . .
“Hezekiah sought his God wholeheartedly. As a result, he was very successful.”
Do you see yourself as a success? Do you even have an accurate definition of success?
If you answered no to either of those questions, perhaps it is time to turn your leadership affection upward for a change.
Today is a new day with new opportunities. I hope you aren’t planning on being successful solely on your effort and talent. While those things are important, I believe they will only take you so far.
Instead of copying some latest and greatest method or system, maybe you would be wise to learn from an old guy named Hezekiah.
A guy who, “Sought his God wholeheartedly … (and) As a result, he was very successful.”
What role do you think God plays in the success as a leader? Do you seek your success in Him or from some other source?
Randy is an author, speaker, executive coach, and the CEO of InteGREAT Leadership. He invests his time encouraging leaders around the world.