What We Heard: 

In sports (as in life’s other arenas) there are extreme highs and extreme lows. Proper perspective concerning what’s next keeps you going through the emotional ups and downs. Great games and bad moments never mean the ones that follow will be the same. Winning and losing are not constants. God is. “You handle the effort; God handles the results.” We don’t have the control we think we do.

What It Means:

In leading by example, what you don’t say might matter as much as what you do say. People see our actions and reactions. Coaching is about giving people choices along the way. The stakes are high. In coaching, it may be about keeping your job. In eternity, it’s about making spiritual impacts in the places God puts us. God has given us each different skills. Leadership varies as does discipleship. Leveraging who you are is the way to go.

What We Do Next:

Every man is in a leadership position even if he’s not the head of a company or head coach of a team. Leadership develops as you observe and absorb the leadership lessons of others. Pay attention to the styles and strategies of leaders around you. Do they get the results they desire? Do they create environments where followers thrive? If yes, employ those lessons. If no, learn to avoid the pitfalls. What we do impacts others. Focusing on Christ in daily life directs that impact well.

Key Illustration:

Psalm 46:10 “Be still and know that I am God.” There are moments in life when you have absolutely no control. For Drew, it came on an operating table. Even being raised in a Christian family, owning his faith came as a defining moment when trusting God was the only option.

MLN Book Recommendation:

H3 Leadership: Be Humble. Stay Hungry. Always Hustle. by Brad Lomenick

Developing the right habits will make you a better leader. Working with leadership greats like Malcolm Gladwell and Jim Collins, Lomenich shares insights that will make us better leaders in any of life’s arenas. Book Link: https://tinyurl.com/lk49cdw

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