There is a saying that I am always intrigued by, “You cannot step twice into the same stream. For as you are stepping in, other and yet others waters flow on.”
In simpler words, things are continually changing, either dramatically or gradually. This is why we need to recognize, prepare, and take advantage of possibilities that might properly impact and help the team that we serve.
Authentic leaders consider options without prejudgment and think about ways things that are necessary and important are feasible and can be properly performed. Only when someone becomes ready and able to objectively review priorities, needs, and how best to proceed will he consider possibilities, recognize alternatives, and be able to distinguish opportunities (particularly when others cannot), and opt for the best chance to take real advantage of. Here are five Reasons Leaders must not give up on incoming opportunities.
- Conditions continuously change: These is only one thing that is constant, Change! Nothing stays the same forever. Don’t be one of those leaders who never go beyond stayings in the past! While it is an acceptable idea to understand the past (and the organization’s mission, heritage, etc.), it is crucial to remain open-minded enough to consider positive alternatives, with an eye on present needs and future ramifications and considerations.
- Our Journey: We are also constantly changing in terms of our perceptions, experiences, etc.: We are not static like some lifeless matter! Every hour when we are awake, we undergo different transformations based on varying factors. It is essential to understand that our developing perceptions will impact our mindset. We must use these generously so that we remain open to seeing what necessarily passes most of us by.
- If you don’t want to lose opportunities, Evolve: Unless you continuously undergo some degree of evolutionary modification, you will fall farther into the proverbial quagmire or quicksand of watching opportunities and life pass you by! Once you lose even one chance, you generally diminish your overall productivity and ability.
- It’s good not to fear failure and dare to act: Wise leaders dare to take bold risks, while lesser leaders shrink into their fears and self-imposed limitations. Those who opt to delay for whatever reasons (self – doubt, fear, personal, desire to be popular, weakness etc) should probably avoid taking any leadership role in life. ( I am sorry to be blunt.)
- Timely action is a secret to success: There will always be obstacles and challenges facing a leader. Often, the long-term deciding factor of whether someone becomes a meaningful, great, efficient leader is being prepared, ready, and willing to properly evaluate situations and step forward with an action plan to address future and present needs. Those that do this promptly generally move their business forward in a certain direction, while delays often provoke mere challenges into possible future cancer-like circumstances.
While it is correct that opportunities continuously occur if we are prepared to create them and see them proactively, it is also necessary to opt to act when the best one comes along! If you want to be an efficient leader, understand these five reasons you must not give up on incoming opportunities.