Leaders, how many days do you go home and think I just can’t do this again? I can’t make myself go through another day! Then you remember the mortgage and the car payments, and the kids and all the other bills that need to be paid and you do it again.
Not all of us love our jobs, and I would guess some of us down right dislike it alot!! As leaders we put ourselves out there, we support our teams we strive to be better and we sometimes forget that we need to find something that feeds our soul!
This doesn’t have to be your job, in fact it’s OK to not be but there has to be something that you do that you love! For my amazing husband it’s greeting new people at our church. He has a sixth sense for new people like seriously can smell them from inside the building! He takes great pride in welcoming them and then having me meet them later! This and coaching are 2 things that he loves more than most anything else!
For me, welcoming people at church is OK, it’s not something I love, I’ll do it but it doesn’t make me smile. Today I did the thing that makes me smile. I rode a horse! For an hour all I could think about was sitting in the saddle and attempting to steer. (I am still learning so doing more than 1 thing at a time is still really tough!) My smile was huge! I felt joy like I haven’t felt in a very long time!
You see I was not control, I didn’t have to teach the other riders in the room. I had to focus on my horse and the horses around me but all I was responsible for was my horse and myself! I was doing the thing that feeds my soul!
This weekend take time to figure out what feeds your soul! As leaders we are no good to anyone if we aren’t taking care of ourselves! So go feed your soul!!