During my recent transition, I have found myself struggling at times with what I should do, how I should approach things, and which way to turn. My attitude has not been the best with my family at times. Decisions have been harder. I am frequently running on empty.
Since accepting my new position and having to move our family to a new state, my time has been severely stretched with learning a new job, selling a house, buying a house, finding a neighborhood, looking at schools, packing our stuff, leaving our friends, etc.
Since my time has been so stretched, some things that I normally do to keep myself sharp have been pushed to the side. Things I usually do to keep my mind filled and recharged have moved to the back burner. Things like positive music, great podcasts, reading engaging books, having thought provoking conversations with my spouse, engaging in meaningful dialog with others, reading the Bible. Praying. Listening.
It has kept me from running at 100%.
A Real Christian businessman knows what he has to do to keep himself sharp – and I am here to encourage you in this. Stay focused. Don’t sway from the plan. Be a continual learner.
I have learned the hard way that when things are the most chaotic that you can begin to slip and not be at the top of your game. Fortunately I am starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. It will take some time to get our actual house back in order (both physically with our “stuff” and emotionally with our family), but I realize now that it is possible.
Learn from my experience, and stay focused on what needs to happen, no matter what storms or trials come in around you. My foundation in all of these things is what has kept me going – continue to build yours now so that when the storms come you will have a strong base to work from.
“I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.” Phil 3:14 (NIV84).