The good stuff

I thought of you when I read this quote from “Forward: 7 Distinguishing Marks for Future Leaders” by Ronnie Floyd –

“A forward leader knows he can’t fix every problem or respond to every crisis. He keeps his powder dry so he has ammunition for the most important initiatives or for the most important crises. I know that the best-selling author Stephen Covey is a Mormon, but his principle “Putting First Things First” is helpful here. He writes, “But you have to decide what your highest priorities are and have the courage— pleasantly, smilingly, non-apologetically— to say ‘no’ to other things. And the way you do that is by having a bigger ‘yes’ burning inside. The enemy of the ‘best’ is often the good.” 4”

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