Thursday, August 7, 2008

THE POWER OF AN IDEA

Look around you. Everything you see is a product of thought. Before it became, it was idea in some one's mind. An idea is a thought, a conception, a powerful impression in one's mind. The computer you're looking at was first an Idea in someones' mind before it was made. Ideas are all around us and most importantly IN us.
As a leader, you have ideas and remember that I've always said you don't have to be in a position of authority to realize your leadership because you are first and foremost a leader of one follower-YOU!

Ideas are powerful and in fact the possession and actualization of an idea usually establishes one as a leader. Take for example Bill Gates who had an idea of developing computer software and putting a computer on every desk in the world. That idea birthed Microsoft Windows and established him as the leader in the industry. Ideas birth leadership. So what Idea do you have?

However, the presence of an idea does not guarantee its actualization. For an idea to be realized you must do certain things.

1. WRITE AND THINK IT THROUGH
Many ideas die because people do not take the time to write them down and to really think about them. Will this work? How will it work? Will it meet a need? All these and many more are questions that come up when one becomes focused on a written idea.

2. WORK AT IT
Just do it. Its that simple. Some people might do the first but they have every reason imaginable for not doing this second step. Everything from having no time to my wife doesn't like it, you name it. Many of us sabotage our own success by not acting on the ideas we have. We procrastinate and talk ourselves out of success. Many people want to be wealthy and some even pray for it. However, God's answer is not a trunk of money falling from heaven but rather an idea or opportunity. Henry Ford once said that "many people miss opportunities because they come wearing overalls and they look like work." Many of us want effortless success but no such thing exists in this world. So what are you doing to make your idea a reality?

3. DISCIPLINE
Discipline is simply regimented activity that develops or improves an idea, skill or self. Discipline is the key to making your ideas a reality. If you purpose to work on your idea everyday without fail, you are exercising discipline and you will make your idea a reality. Habit is disciplined activity and we all must make a habit of working on our ideas.

As a leader, your ideas can propel you to greater success but it takes thinking, action and discipline. Keep on working on those ideas because your mind is the richest Goldmine in the world.

LIVE TO SUCCEED

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Simply great stuff pastor Camp!Keep bringing it on. We young african leaders definately need it.

Enos.

ASARE BREW JOHN ZACK said...

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ASARE BREW JOHN ZACK said...

ASARE BRERW JOHN ZACK is a student of Wisconsin International University,North-Legon,Accra,Ghana.he has passion for afrika and leadership and says that leaders and political gurus do not and cannot change the status of afrika without a change of mind but the ordinary citizen like you and i with a change of mind can change the status quo of afrika.

ASARE BREW JOHN ZACK said...

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