“Every day you choose how to respond to the events you experience. The outcome you get is determined by the responses you choose,” Tim Kight.
Covid stinks; it has produced irreparable loss, pain, and suffering. Covid is an Event; it creates a series of events in our lives every day. All we can do, each of us, is choose the best possible Response available to us. The Outcome is the result from our “R” we choose.
Not every “R” is good; not every “R” will make everyone happy. In fact, in difficult situations, we must step-up and make decisions that may be unpopular, but we act with purpose to choose the best “R” available to us. We intentionally strive to separate emotion from facts and data; we purposefully fight impulsive “Rs” to act with skill. As a leader I own my decisions because I have confidence that I’ve acted with discipline in choosing my “R.”
We are all leaders; we all create Events for others. Discipline-driven action is our foundation, but it isn’t easy. Let’s resist default-decision behavior to create the best possible Outcomes during these challenging times.
2020 and Covid-19 have challenged me like never before. Over the past nine months, I’ve wrestled with decisions that tested my discipline – my ability to act with intention rather than emotion. There are times I’ve felt defeated; there are times my feelings have gotten the best of me. We’ve all experienced a sense of loss; the coronavirus took things we may have taken for granted from us. And, it’s not over.
What’s sustained my leadership during this crisis has been my foundation and training. For years, I’ve been working with my friend and mentor, Tim Kight. Our leadership team, our district as a whole, has partnered with Focus 3 since the summer of 2014.
As Tim reminds me, “The core purpose of E+R=O training is to make your Response strong than any Event you face.”
Covid-19 is an Event, a global pandemic, that requires an elite Response. Keeping Life in Focus is critical as we navigate this crisis together. I invite you to join me on a 21-day journey to keep our focus on intentional, Above the Line, Responses. Each morning for the next 21 days, I will post a short, 2-3 paragraph message reminding us of our training and tools to choose the best “R” available to us.