Someone recently asked me a great question:
“Brandon, what is a phrase you live by?”
What they wanted to know was if I had a personal mission statement or could I sum up my focus into one phrase.
That’s actually a great question. I know too many people who get up every morning without any idea of how they plan to “WIN” that day.
I told this young leader I have two:
THE SPEED OF THE LEADER, THE SPEED OF THE PACK
The first one is the way I attack every situation. Before I do anything, I pray. Before I send that text message, I pray first.
Before I book that meeting, I pray first.
Before I tell my wife if I liked her cooking, I pray-pray-pray first. (It’s always excellent, by the way.)
It reminds me that our true strength only comes from above so I want His blessing and wisdom in every action of the day.
The second one is what keeps me motivated to do the RIGHT things.
It’s important to realize as a leader you cannot take anyone where you have not been. So, as a leader we must constantly be growing, expanding, and reaching higher. I don’t read veraciously because I always enjoy it. I do it because I’M THE PACK LEADER.
When I don’t feel like working any more, I do it anyway. Why? Because I’M THE PACK LEADER.
These are the two phrases that give me focus and determination. They also help me prioritize what’s important. They guide me in almost everything I do.
Question for you:
Do you have a personal mission statement or phrase that you live by?
Do you have a plan for how you are going to WIN today?