Here is what I would like to propose: As a leader you most likely already know what needs to be done to be great in the areas of your life that need attention. The answer usually isn't a new revelation. It isn’t likely to be another book, another conference, another blog, or another podcast. I am willing to gather that you, much like me, already have a good understanding of what needs to be done. But there are three things that stand in your way: discipline, consistency, and time.
I recently heard Pastor Craig Groeschel on a podcast say, "Successful people do consistently what average people do occasionally."
That rocked my world and spoke to my core. What tends to separate great leaders from the rest is simply doing what they know to do consistently and over a long period of time. There are rarely ever quick fixes and overnight successes. Instead, great leaders have learned to implement what they already know and do it over a long period of time.
Do you like making lists? I do. Here is some homework: Look at your schedule and habits and identify the things you need to keep doing on a more consistent basis and list them out. Ask yourself the question, “What have I stopped doing that I need to stick with?”
Here is my advice. Settle in, stop looking for the “secret sauce” to leadership and do what you already know to do. Don't quit. Keep going.
“So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up.” - Galatians 6:9
Roman Archer serves as the Executive Pastor of Next Level Church. Pastor Roman oversees the general administration of the church and is constantly looking for new ways to improve the systems, processes, and ministries within the church. Additionally, he oversees all of NLC's location pastors, pastoring them and developing them into better leaders. Roman and his wife, Michelle, along with their two girls Ellie and Sophie, live in Berwick, ME.