In The Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive: A Leadership Fable, Patrick Lencioni talks about a leader who, in a period of overwhelming busyness, asks himself what he needs to be doing. The way he asks the question, “What is the one thing I do that really matters to the firm”, stopped me dead. There are many things I do. If I am honest, there are several of them that I am capable of doing well. But there in any of my settings, there are only one or two things that are “only Jon” things. These are the things that I am uniquely constructed to do, to care about, to add to the setting.
So I’m thinking today, what if I focused on those?
As a husband, as a dad, as a friend, as a writer, as an executive pastor, as a part of this meeting on this day…what if I focused on doing the one thing that I add as well as I possibly can.
What if you did that focusing? In what you are already part of, committed to, living for…what’s your one thing?