Leadership Lesson #17: Good Things Come to Those Who Wait

The simplest definition of leadership is influencing others to d something while working towards a common goal or agenda. In 2022, I’m focusing on becoming a better leader in all areas of my life. As I grow, I’m sharing lessons and stories along the way. Thanks for tuning in and I hope something I share resonates with you in your leadership (influence) journey. 

Waiting is usually an uncomfortable season. We want things to happen quickly. Leaders also want things quickly. But some things take patience. Learning to ride a bike takes patience. Learning to communicate takes patience. Learning how to lead effectively takes patience. If you want to build a solid foundation, it takes patience. Waiting, while consistently doing what’s right, yields good results. 

The Bible speaks of a story about Job. Job encountered a lengthy illness and during that season, his wife and friends told him to just give up. They told him to curse God and die. Job decided to hold on and not curse God. He waited it out. Many times, when a tough season hits our lives, we want to curse God, quit or hide. Being committed to waiting it out has benefits. Don’t jump ship too soon. You will miss the blessing beyond the storm. 

In what areas are you tempted to quit or make a hasty decision?

Are you experiencing a stormy season? If so, what can you do to keep going?

As a leader, have you become impatient rather than going through a necessary process?

~Coletta Jones Patterson

Coletta is an author, speaker, life coach and business executive who is passionate about helping others get unstuck. She hosts a beyond stuck podcast and has written seven inspirational books. Connect with Coletta at info@moveu4ward.com. 

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