“Nothing so conclusively proves a man’s ability to lead others as what he does from day to day to lead himself.” Thomas J. Watson, Sr.
When we examine our day to day activities we need to ask ourselves; “how well am I leading myself?”
We are nearly a full week into the new year.
Are we still resolved to keep those resolutions we committed to at 11:59 last Saturday night?
Have we established specific plans for 2012?
Do the plans fit into our short / long term goals?
Are we disciplined enough to use each day to finish, and finish strong?
We are all going to influence others. We are leaders.
Now is the time for us to understand the power of our influence and make proper application to leading “self.”
Make 2012 the year of developing self-discipline, a year of mastering self. By doing so, we develop greater abilities to lead others. Perhaps this is why Paul told Timothy, “pay close attention to yourself and to your teaching…for as you do this you will ensure salvation both for yourself and for those who hear you.”