Leadership Principles from Jesus Day 4: “Persistence”

“Ask and you shall receive, knock and the door will be opened for you, seek and you shall find.” These words of Jesus on the subject of prayer are a reminder that whenever we seek help from God, we need to be persistent.

Prayer is not the only area of life where persistent leads to results. As a leader, there are very few traits you can possess more valuable than persistence. Coaches love kids that refuse to cower under pressure. While talent is a major factor, persistence is often times the key factor in victory. Leadership is no different from athletics in that regard.

Where do you need to be persistent right now in your leadership? Is there a project that needs one last push to put it over-the-top? Is there a request to make to a potential client, in a more courageous way? Do you need to refocus on a fitness goal that seems to be floundering?

If the answer to any of those questions is yes, go back to work recognizing the power of persistence.

Ask, seek, knock, and you just find what you’re looking for.

i2i,

Randy

When have you seen the power of persistence lead to something good?

 

 

 

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Ja

8 years ago

I am reminded of my freshman year in highschool. I loved to run cross country. I joined the team that fall. I wasn’t necessarily the fastest, middle of the pack. However, I always ran hard in practice pushing myself. I showed up at each practice and ran like it was a race. Some of the faster runners, and popular guys, would laugh and joke about my running. Even though I was teased I kept at it. By the end of the season I was running in the top 5. In one of the last races I ran, a 3k, my fastest mile time. I was persistant and I gave it my all… Unfortunately I never ran with the team after that first year. One of my biggest regrets is not staying with Cross Country all 4 years… If I had who knows where I would have ended up…
Thanks Randy I pray you will be blessed beyond measure…
Ja

i2ileadership

8 years ago

Thanks Jason!

Cydney

8 years ago

Persistence is the very trait most people fight you on. It is easier to let things go and not be persistent. Only with God’s help can you achieve persistence. Jesus hung on the cross so we can achieve this goal. Let’s honor Him by doing just that.

i2ileadership

8 years ago

Great comment Cydney. Thanks!

Bob

8 years ago

Great reminder, just what I needed today!

i2ileadership

8 years ago

Thanks Bob!

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