Pause

My favorite button on my DVR remote control is the “Pause” button. That button has changed my life. No longer do I have to miss a moment of a big game. Hungry? No problem . . . I simply push, Pause.

The dictionary defines Pause as, “A temporary stop in action.”

As leaders we are all about action. To do lists, goals, metrics, meetings, and projects all litter our schedules. If only there were a pause button on our lives . . . A way to stop the action.

Songwriter Ronnie Freeman’s song, Come to the River, has a line, “Say goodbye to everything That silences the songs you love to sing.”

Too many leaders don’t make time to sing anymore. They have lost their passion. Not even Red Bull can solve their energy crisis.

So how about you?

What are the songs you love to sing? Do you dream of . . . Writing a book? Learning to play an instrument? A fishing trip? Reading by the fire? Physical fitness? Strengthening a relationship?

More family time?

The hardest person you will lead is you. The songs need to be sung. The action needs to temporarily stop.

Is it time for you to . . . Pause?

i2i,

Randy

When is the last time you took a Pause?

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Keith Smith

8 years ago

Pause is good for reflecting and refocusing as long as it is not to long. It could lead to procrastination.

randygravitt

8 years ago

Thanks for the comment Keith. My assumption is that leaders lean more toward the temptation to overwork rather than coast.
Have a great week!

Coach Brown

8 years ago

Selah… a great word of the Hebrew that we know little about, but is a pointed moment of reflection upon what has been said or sung. It helps to remind me why I need to stop and reflect…

i2ileadership

8 years ago

Awesome word coach. Thanks for the comment!

Mike

8 years ago

Recreation or re-cre-ation

i2ileadership

8 years ago

Good reminder Mike. Thanks!

Ja

8 years ago

I do need a pause… The problem is when… How? I guess I need to step back and pray…
Thanks Randy
Ja

randygravitt

8 years ago

That’s where the self-leadership comes in. If you don’t make it happen . . . I’m guessing it want. Thanks Jason!

Keaton

8 years ago

I feel like the pause letters on my remote have been rubbed off. Which makes It hard to see which button to push for such a needed pause! 🙂

randygravitt

8 years ago

Ouch! I am guessing many leaders can relate Keates. Thanks for the comment!

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