I was dead asleep.
Which is a good thing since it was 4am.
As a leader in an organization the runs day and night, seven days a week, I don’t always sleep at 4am.
This particular night, the beauty rest I greatly craved had washed over me… until in a moment my eyes popped open.
It was as if someone was talking to me, but I couldn’t hear anything with my ears.
It was as if I had just ended up in a meeting of leadership that was in progress like it was the middle of the day.
Suddenly I heard, “What stands between where people are and where they want to be is… Excellence.”
It is like in Algebra class in high school.
X + 2 = 4
And the teacher would tell us, “Solve for X.”
X (or excellence) is that intangible thing that we spend our time solving life’s problems to attain. Some of us push through and constantly reach for that goal.
While others of us simply think that solving for X is too hard and we excuse our lives away with reasons that we simply can’t be excellent.
God wants us to be excellent.
In the middle of the night, while my husband was snoring blissfully next to me, I heard in 5 seconds – these are the steps to excellence.
I scrambled in the dark so that I didn’t wake my husband and found a pen and wrote as quickly as I could:
That’s when I knew beyond a shadow of a doubt God had a Word for me to seek out and share about excellence.
I’m simply not that smart in my human flesh to sit up out of a dead sleep at 4 am and have that kind of clarity. I had help. God’s help.
A Series on Excellence
My next few blogs are going to be a series on Excellence and the steps I searched out that God revealed to my heart to get there.
I look forward to this journey to Excellence with you and encourage you to share these next few blogs with your staff, co-workers, professional friends and those reaching for the next level in life.
The next few leadership blogs might be a great way to evangelize in the name of excellence. 🙂
I can’t wait to share!
Is excellence something you have been craving in life? Have you wanted the next level and not known how to get there? Tell me about what is going on in your world!