If you want to move further faster in your leadership, then you not only need to overcome the obstacles that are ahead of you, but you also need to submit the obstacles that are within you.
The way that you lead is deeply affected by your life experiences – and not always in a positive way:
- For example, when you know that you’ve done a great job on an assignment, do you strive to tell others overtly or subtly? Do you care whether or not you’re praised and encouraged for it? Why is that anyway?
- Or, when you know that you have done a poor job on a project, what’s going on inside of you? Do you avoid others? Do you rationalize? Why is that?
Here are five questions that every leader must ask themselves to overcome the obstacles that are preventing them from moving further faster:
- What are the experiences that have shaped your life?
- Are there any patterns underneath your current behaviours that disturb you about yourself?
- What are the things in your life that you are holding onto tightly?
- What would it look like if you let those things go and surrendered them to God?
- Are there any hidden patterns or addictions in your life that are hindering you from moving further faster?
“The freedom question, then, is not whether we can do whatever we want but whether we can do what we most deeply want.” – Gerald May, The Awakened Heart