#1 – Wasting Time
We live in a world where it is easier to waste time than it ever has been before. Comment wars on blogs, tweeting arguments, browsing through random Facebook pages, and numerous other things can absolutely distract us from what we were put on this planet to do. (BTW…I don’t think the world will EVER be changed because of the comment section on a blog!!!)
#2 – Cruise Control
Leadership is exhausting, and so we must constantly battle the desire to just allow things to be the way they are. This mentality will put us on course towards an iceberg that will sink even the largest ship! (“I won’t ever let go, Jack!”)
#3 – Excuse Making
When a problem/difficult situation arises we can either deal with it or simply excuse it away. And people who make excuses rarely make a difference because they are way more obsessed with doing what is easy rather than doing what is right.
#4 – Being Passive
This is a cousin of #3, but passivity has no place in leadership. Ignoring a problem does not make it go away; in fact, it often makes is become larger and, in many cases, overwhelming. If a problem comes to your attention, DEAL WITH IT; don’t deny it. God brought it to your attention because you are the leader, and you are the one called to make the tough decision.