Beware of success . . . It can lead to failure.  Why?  Because success eventually brings boredom, arrogance, complacency, and recklessness.

You would think the opposite would be true.  Winners should be fully committed, humble, and disciplined.  But when was the last time a Super Bowl Champion repeated?  It has only happened 4 times over the past 30 years.

So long Saints!

What determines whether success can be sustained is not skill, knowledge, or coaching.  Without an abundance of those things success would have never been experienced in the first place.  So what is it that keeps a leader on top?

One word . . . Engagement.

This week we will look at how a leader can stay fully engaged in his life and work.  There are four practices that will keep us leading at a high level.  We will look at one each day beginning tomorrow.

Today, take a few minutes and reflect on any places in your life where you have become disengaged.  Remind yourself that engagement is a choice.  You once experienced the fruit of being fully engaged in each of these areas.  It can happen again.

Are you connected at home, relationally linked-in to your co-workers, and spiritually in tune with the reason you were created?

You are if you understand engagement.  If not, it’s time to make some changes.



Where do you find it most difficult to be fully engaged in your life?