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Motivation to Lead

By Doug Franklin December 16, 2010

I have been thinking a lot about why I do things. Is it because I have a clear vision of the future or is it because I am reacting to something that I don’t like now? I am coming to the conclusion that it’s not good to lead based on what I don’t like now. Too many good things get thrown out because of a few bad things. I want to lead based on a clear vision that comes from God. God sees the future and knows how good and perfect it can be through Him. I am praying for vision in my life that is new and based on what God has for me, and I am going to resist the temptation of leading out of dislike, fear or frustration.

About the Author

Doug Franklin

Doug Franklin is the president of LeaderTreks, an innovative leadership development organization focusing on students and youth workers. Doug and his wife, Angie, live in West Chicago, Illinois. They don’t have any kids, but they have 2 dogs that think they are children. Diesel and Penelope are Weimaraners  who never leave their side. Doug grew up in…  Read More