“Tomorrow’s unknown crisis is not something to avoid in fear. It requires our attention and deliberation. We just need to have the courage to face the truth of our future’s uncertainty. We just need to be prepared.” That was a quote from Christopher Manske, an author and investment guru. Good leadership requires good preparation. Even the Scriptures speak to this. Proverbs 6:6-8 Take a lesson from the ants, you lazybones. Learn from their ways and become wise! Though they have no prince or governor or ruler to make them work, they labor hard all summer, gathering food for the winter. Psalm 39:4 “Lord, remind me how brief my time on earth will be. Remind me that my days are numbered— how fleeting my life is.”
Every good athlete knows this. Farmers understand it. Governments recognize the importance of being prepared whether it involves homeland security or preparation for a natural disaster.
Today, attend to your preparedness with these simple steps from Forbes 12/30/2021:
- Character – Leaders set a wise example for others.
- Commitment – Resolve to serve and accomplish your mission.
- Competence – Decide to learn all you can to be proficient.
As I wrote earlier, Good leadership requires good preparation. I’ll close with a riddle. “Four frogs are sitting on a log. One decides to jump. How many frogs remain? The answer is FOUR. Deciding to jump and jumping are two different things! Are you going to decide to prepare or actually prepare?