Usually I am one of those drivers that that zig zags in and out of lanes, go a few miles above the speed limit, to get to my destination quickly. But that morning was a bit different.
I stayed in my lane which was going just a bit under the speed limit. I didn’t have the energy or the will to try and pass any of the drivers. It just felt good being on the driving lane and cruising along, going with the flow of the traffic.
Then I wondered what would be the consequence of leaders that cruise in their jobs and their responsibilities?
Here are three consequences of cruising:
1. You get too comfortable. If you are feeling comfortable as a leader, it’s just a matter of time before you fall asleep. Leaders have to constantly put themselves in situations where it stretches their abilities and skills.
2. You stay in the same place. Leaders should always be on the move. What brought you success before isn’t going to be bring you success now. Whatever achievements you made before, are gone, you have to move in order to achieve success in other areas.
3. You get nowhere fast. Yes, the previous sentence is an oxymoron. Cruising will slow your progress to your destination. Yes, you’ll probably get their eventually, but at what price? Will you lose customers, employees, or business in the process? We live in a society, wrong, right, or different, where success is measured by how productive we are. If you are church leader, would you be OK cruising in your ministry and seeing only 1 person come to Christ weekly, as opposed to 10 people.
What are other consequences of just cruising along?