"One who is slack in his work
is brother to one who destroys" - Proverbs 18:9.
If a person were to build something and someone else destroyed it, it would be seen as a criminal act. Yet if someone does not build something that was possible to build, no one would see that as criminal. But the end result is the same. In both cases, the world is deprived of something that could have been built or done that perhaps had the potential to help or bless many. The point is this: A leader's inability to be productive robs the world of what he or she has in them that is unique, giving them something in common with one who would destroy what another built according to today's verse. And there is nothing better to help a leader be productive than the goal-setting process.
LEADERSHIP STEP: It's time to get back on your goal-setting track. What is the world losing by your inactivity? Where are you excusing your slackness as 'no big deal'? Where do you need a change of attitude to create more urgency and less slackness? Your Step today is to examine your usage and effectiveness of goals. Spend some time and set two or three goals in a few areas - physical, personal, business or financial - or revisit and reset goals you have abandoned.