Albert Einstein is credited with say, “If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.”
The search for happiness appears to be the never ending pursuit of most people. Some search for happiness in material things or vast wealth, as if the accumulation of money or stuff will bring happiness.
Some pursue happiness through relationships, looking for “Mr. or Mrs. Right,” as though someone else can make them happy.
The list could go on, but all of these areas will disappoint in the long run.
Einstein’s thought deserves attention in the arena of leadership. Concerning the church today, and following on the heels of yesterday’s post on success, imagine the atmosphere in people’s lives individually and the church corporately when we are tied and committed to a goal.
One of the primary tasks of leaders is to provide a vision that followers can be passionate about because when they are passionate about it they will give their lives to it. Then, we set a goal before them that will drive every breath, thought, and action.
Happiness will most likely follow.