Jesus died on a Friday….was dead on a Saturday…and rose with all power one Sunday morning. We all heard some form of those simple words on Easter in church and we shouted and celebrated. Then we got up, walked out, and went back to our normal lives. But is that the end of the story? Did he stop after he rose?
Now parallel this to your life…
Example 1: You fought to save your company. You managed to steer through a tough time in the economy and now it is bouncing back. Are you satisfied? Did you stop doing what got you to the position? What next?
Example 2: Your marriage was on the rocks. But you were determined to not let it fail. You went through counseling, started spending more time together, and treating each other with respecting. Now things have turned around. But, are you satisfied? Did you stop innovating the creativity in your marriage?
Example 3: Your child has rebelled against you. However, you should your child more love than you have before, and they returned back to you. What now? Are you satisfied that the story has a happy ending?
These examples follow the Resurrection of Jesus in one fundamental manner…the story does not end once your perceived accomplishment is reached. Jesus rising to his place on the throne was just the beginning of his work and teaching, even appearing to his Disciples again to prove that it occurred. As a leader, whether it is your family, at work, and organization, etc, you can not stop leading once you have achieved a positive result. You must continue to lead through innovative ideas:
1. I’m here now, what can I do better?
2. How do I keep my team, my loved one, etc interested in our vision?
3. How can we continue to move forward and do GREATER things?
Never rest once satisfaction has been reached. Always strive to continue to move and inspire people through your influence.
Have you recently made a recent achievement? If so, how do you plan to keep the team motivated? How will you keep them focused on the vision?
Kontinue to Konker.
Chadwick Taylor is Author of KONKERER Leadership
He helps develop leaders with a servant mentality through individual development