Leadership Lessons Daily: Day 178

Scripture Passage: 1 Samuel 17:32-50
Leaders Are Successful Outside Because of What They Do Inside
David successfully killed Goliath in public but before then he had successfully killed the lion and the bear in secret. The victory over the lion and the bear gave him experience and confidence. He was also skilful with his sling. Notice that the first shot David fired with his sling met Goliath in the forehead. Notice also that David fired that shot while running. He had obviously done this so many times that he could get it right first time although in motion. He had prepared privately to meet Goliath publicly.
The lesson here is this; Leaders are successful outside because of what they do inside. For every public success, there will of necessity be hours of private preparation. Leaders win, not because opportunities appear but, because they are prepared when the opportunities present themselves. And no one prepares in a day but every day through a carefully thought out routine.
Prayer: Father, help me prepare daily for success.

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