When a Business Leader says, “I have so many expectations to fulfill, and so little time available.” It means that he’s not able to see.
- He’s not able to see the business priorities;
- He’s not able to see the important projects and tasks that need to get done;
- He is not able to see the opportunity to lead and take his career (and life at large) to the next level!
The same Business Leader has time to go out to watch movies, spending hours on Facebook, attending a funeral of neighbor’s mother-in-law or attend a professional skills development seminar.
He’ll figure out the time because he wants to do those things out of a kind of enforcement.
Fear of looking bad in the eyes of spouse and neighbor or enforcement from the employer in terms of missed KPIs.
It is sad.
It is sad that many Business Leaders operate out of enforcement.
If they’re not pushed, they don’t lead. It’s not that they don’t know how to lead, they just an external force to act.
“I have so little time available …” is a great excuse because it looks like the reality.
- The reality is that you have made promises that you know you cannot keep;
- The reality is that you don’t know how to say “No” to unimportant things so that you can say “yes” to the important things;
- The reality is that you are a poor self-organizer!
The reality is that you don’t really know the power of choice.
If you are in a leadership role, all you do is lead. Any expression that keeps you away from the action is a waste. Oh thy excuses, are you listening?
Choose to lead yourself despite the constraints of time and any other.
Choose to continuously figure out what’s important and what’s not for your goals to advance.
Choose to lead yourself on the face of an uncertain next.
Choice has a habit of turning itself into a weapon when you own it. Sure, an excuse is also a weapon but it is owned and operated by your biggest enemy – resistance.
Who do you want to win? You or your enemy?