This Habitude is all about being proactive, persistence, and passionate (nice alliteration huh?). The story goes a man was given the task of finding a gorilla to put in a TV commercial. Not a big deal right? Well they were in Hawaii. Lots of dead ends. After weeks and weeks, the guy was finally able to find a gorilla, helicopter it in, and get the job done.
As a leaders, the 3 P’s mentioned above are non-negotiables. You MUST have them to be successful, not only in business, but in life in general. With The Oak House, I have a cause I am willing to give myself up for.
In 2 Timothy 4:5-8, Paul gives encouragement to a young man named Timothy. Timothy was able to keep the proper attitude and perspective about his task because he possessed the 3 P’s.
However, it isn’t always easy to maintain the proper attitude. In my life, I find it hard to maintain the proper attitude when it comes to prolonged trials. If I can get through something in about 30 days, I’m usually good. If it drags on much longer than a month, I start to get wore down. Perseverance is a tough one for me.
Building out The Oak House has been a very tough challenge for me. It has been a huge undertaking. We jumped in feet first and started getting stuff done. Even though I wasn’t supposed to carry the burden of the build out, I knew it was the right move so I took over that aspect. I knew it was more advanced than the knowledge I had, but I also knew I am a quick study. We are finally settling in to a rhythm and the cadence is getting set.
I am currently facing a few giant gorillas in this process. We are working through them however. Once we get some much-needed pieces of information back from the engineer, we will have a firm course of action and finally be ready to move forward.
As I work through my next book for the year (#18 unless I finish another one beforehand), I will be journaling my answers to the book “Habitudes: Images that form leadership habits & attitudes”. This particular book is the 3rd in the series. You can read the other posts in this series here.