I believe leadership is about victory. A leader earns the right to lead by leading followers to victories. Victory is the reason why every leader keeps leading. And when leaders get victory for their people, family, team or organization; they are honoured, celebrated and promoted in return.
But as good as victory is, it can be costly to get but cheap to loose. It is a thing for a leader to know how to win victories but more important is how to sustain victories.
The problem of our generation is not the lack of victorious leaders. Rather, it is the lack of leaders who know how to sustain their victories.
The points below are fundamental things I like you to know as a victorious leader if you want to sustain your victories.
THE COST OF VICTORY IS HIGH BUT THE COST OF SUSTAINING IT IS EVEN HIGHER
Do you know it is more costly to sustain victories than the cost it takes to get them in the first place? When leaders are not ready to pay twice of the price it took them to win victories, they eventually lose out. It is very important as a leader to know this if you want to sustain your victories in life.
THE JOY OF VICTORY IS SWEET BUT THE PAIN OF LOSING IT CAN BE TERRIBLY BITTER
There is a joy attached to every victory. And the sweetness of the joy is incomparable. Likewise, when victory is lost the pain of losing it is always terrible and bitter. It is better for a leader not to have tasted the sweetness of victory than to lose it and come back to drink the bitter pills it offers. That’s why leaders must be watchful at all times and deal with any character flaw capable of making them to lose their victories.
IF LEADERS DON’T KNOW HOW TO SUSTAIN THEIR VICTORIES THEY END UP LOSING OUT
Ignorance is one of the reasons many leaders lose their victories to defeat. It is very important for leaders to seek knowledge on how they can sustain their victories. Also, leaders must be teachable and humble enough to receive instructions. They must regard warnings and every sign pointing to defeat and destruction around them.
I’ll continue from here in the next post highlighting how to sustain your victories.