Momentum

The attitude of the leader, coupled with a positive atmosphere in the organization, can encourage people to accomplish great things. And consistent accomplishment generates momentum. Many times momentum is the only difference between a winning, positive growth climate and a losing, negative growth climate.

Leaders cannot afford to overlook the importance of momentum: With momentum, Leaders look better than they actually are. With momentum, followers increase their performance. Without momentum, leaders look worse than they actually are. Without momentum, followers decrease their performance.

Team Concept

Whether you win or lose a particular game-which there are 162 in baseball per season, the most important and vital part of the whole game is the team’s cohesiveness. It is crucial that the team learns to read each other, share the same goals and has the same vision. They depend on the leadership to guide them but at the time of play, it is up to them to react without hesitation. Each team member has the ability to influence the person around them. Their attitude is vital and contagious. The team also has worked on memorizing strengths and weaknesses of the opposing team and each other. Instead of tearing each other down, they are willing to step up and do extra to ensure that the team as a whole is working effectively. There is only one ball at play during the game, therefore not everyone can chase after the ball to make the play. Someone has to cover the bases and be ready at a moment’s notice for whatever is coming up next.

Against the Odds

No matter how unfair life seems or how often you may have failed in the past, you can still change and improve your life. And not only change, but grow into the best, most authentic version of yourself that you can be. My friends, it’s time to stop feeling that the odds are stacked against you and time to start stacking the odds in your favor!

Built to Build

Be a people builder everywhere you go. Take time to compliment someone for no reason other than to please God. Do you want to see the miraculous or not? Look, do I have to remind you that you are in a spiritual program where you get to see the supernatural reveal itself? Watch what happens. Everywhere you go, make positive deposits, instead of negative withdrawals. When you get up in the morning, instead of applying your energies to how you can be blessed, find some way to be a blessing to someone else. If you will make somebody else’s day, God will make yours. I will say it one final time so you don’t miss your blessing. If you take the time to make someone else’s day, God will make yours. Make it a lifestyle, he will make your life an incredible beautiful portrait. Flow of God’s economy.. All you have to give is what you’ve been given to give.

Power Under Pressure

Friend, if you are facing a Red Sea situation, remember, it only seems impossible to you. God has a plan; it may be something different than you could ever imagine, but He has a plan. He will get you to the other side. He has not left you.

Plug It In!

Now what kinds of gifts will God give you? That depends on the job He has called you to do. Paul talked about these gifts in 1 Corinthians. God has every angle covered. He provides the job, the “service”, and the power. All you have to do is believe it number one, and gain that relationship with the Holy Spirit. Stop leaving Him out. He is your source of power. Rely on Him. He will give you the strength to resist temptation, yes, but do so much more than that. He will give you your life plan. He will feed you the details you have always wanted. He is the power to execute that plan that he leads you toward. He is a powerful person!

When the Tables Turn

Galatians 5:22-23 says When the Holy Spirit controls our lives, he will produce this kind of fruit in us: love, joy, peace, gentleness, and self-control. You may have had your sins forgiven, but you achieved no spiritual maturity because your flesh was in the way. On the path to spiritual maturity, even temptation becomes a stepping stone rather than a stumbling block when you realize that it is just as much an occasion to do the right thing as it is to do the wrong thing. Every time you choose to do good instead of sin, you are growing in the character of Christ. So, God uses the opposite situation of each fruit to allow us a choice. Integrity is built by defeating the temptation to be dishonest; humility grows when we refuse to be prideful; and endurance develops every time you reject the temptation to give up. We are in a disciple process here, so every time you defeat a temptation, you become more like Jesus!

Right Dream, Right Day, Right Destiny

Now this dream or vision-one of the most important ways you can tell if a dream or a vision is from God is that it will always be bigger than you are. A vision from God is orchestrated by God. You can undertake extreme measure to see Him and you’re that interested in seeing Jesus, you will see Him not only at a distance, but also up close. He will invite Himself to your house. It will change your life.

Unlocking God’s Purpose in Your Life

When the mantle hits, it is the still small voice of the Holy Spirit that will say, “this is your moment dear. RUN after that prophet! Always be in a state of readiness and expectation. God’s power collides with our potential. DIVINE CONNECTION. ALSO realize that destiny-defining moments take place in ordinary, everyday circumstances. In order to be trusted with a destiny-defining moment, we need to be good stewards of the unique moment we have been given right now.

The Four Disciplines of Execution

When you implement Discipline 1 you start by selecting one or at the most, two extremely important goals, instead of trying to significantly improve everything all at once. We call this a WIG-a wildly important goal to make it clear to the team that this is the goal that matters most.

Discipline 2: Act on the Lead Measures

This is the discipline of leverage. It’s based on the simple principle that all actions are not created equal. Some actions have more impact than others when reaching for a goal. And it is those that you want to identify and act on if you want to reach your goal. Whatever strategy you’re pursuing, your progress and your success will be based on two kinds of measures: lag and lead.

Lag measures are the tracking measurements of the wildly important goal, and they are usually the ones you spend most of your time praying over. Lead measures are quite different in that they are the measures of the most high-impact your teams must do to reach the goal. In essence, they measure the new behaviors that will drive success on the lag measures, whether those behaviors are as simple as offering a sample to every customer in the bakery or as complex as adhering to standards in jet-engine design.

Discipline 3: Keep a Compelling Scoreboard

Discipline 3 is the discipline of engagement. In principle, the highest level of performance always comes from people who are emotionally engaged and the highest level of engagement comes from knowing the score-that is, if people know whether they are winning or losing.

Discipline 4: Create a Cadence of Accountability

Cadence is a balanced rhythmic flow. This discipline is where execution really happens. The first three disciplines set up the game, but until you apply Discipline 4, your team isn’t in the game. It is based on the principle of accountability. That unless we consistently hold each other accountable, the goal naturally disintegrates in the whirlwind.

The cadence of accountability is a rhythm of regular and frequent meetings of any team that owns a wildly important goal. These meetings happen at least weekly and ideally last no more than twenty to thirty minutes. In that brief time, team members hold each other accountable for producing results, despite the whirlwind.

How Badly Do You Want to Win?

Well, how badly do you want to win your race? Well Paul looked at his divine destiny that lay before him like a runner looks at the finish line. Rather than approach his spiritual race lazily and half-heartedly, Paul did everything within his power to preach the Gospel. If it meant getting a job on the side in order to be able to preach, that’s what Paul did (Acts 18:3). If it meant becoming as a Jew in order to be able to preach to the Jews, that’s what Paul did (1 Corinthians 9:20). And if it meant becoming as those without law to win those who were without law, that’s what Paul did (1 Corinthians 9:21). He became all things to all men in order that he might win some to the Lord (1 Corinthians 9:22). Paul suffered hardship, persecution, lack, cold, hunger, nakedness, homelessness, trouble from false brethren, trouble from true brethren-on the city, in the wilderness, and even at sea. Paul never lost sight of the fact that he was called of God and that he would one day account for what he did with that calling. The finish line was always before him! He kept one thing foremost in his mind and preeminent in his thinking: I must obtain the prize. I must fulfill the purpose for which I was born. I must achieve the plan of God for my life.