It used to be that people would graduate High School or College, begin their career, work somewhere 30-40 years, and then retire with a great pension! These days almost no one stays at one job their entire career. It used to be that people would grow up in a church, end up going to church there for most all of their life. These days no one seems to stay in a church that long. What am I getting at? People come, and people go.
Years ago I heard John Maxwell, in speaking of his staff, say: “Most of the people that start with you will not finish with you. It’s not wrong or right. It’s just reality.”
Over time, relationships get interwoven, and we invest deeply into the people that come into our lives and organizations, and then... they leave.
People come and people go. Here’s the mistake we make. We tend to focus on what we’ve lost. We tend to focus on the people that have left. We tend to focus on the past and past relationships that we can’t do anything about anymore.
Can I offer some advice?
Get your focus off what’s been lost. Some things remain! Get your focus off who you’ve lost. Not everyone has left! Some have stayed! That's a small miracle! Some are here now! Some people are ready to take the next hill!
It's impossible to take new ground if our focus is on ground that has been lost. Think about this: It's impossible to create a new plan for our past!
One of the reasons our organization exists is because we love coming alongside leaders and helping them create a plan for their future. We would love to help you envision and plan for you and your future! We love working with leaders to build the culture, the team, and the systems that will prepare you for new growth!
Drop us a line and we can talk about what this could look like for you and/or your Team.
What should you be doing now?
Rally the remaining troops.
Cast the new vision.
Set out the next path.
Take the next hill!
Forget the past….and Go...with the Go-ers!
“Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.” Phil 3:13-14 (NIV).