The Art of Making Impacts


There are no entitlements in titles. There are no values in degrees but deliveries. Performance is what gives value to your degrees. The world doesn’t care about your certificates. The world cares about your discoveries.

Leadership is not about occupying a seat. It’s about realizing a feat. Nobody is interested in your position. Your contribution is what matters to the world. It’s not about your possession but your distribution. Leadership is not about leading people; it’s about taking the lead. It’s about leading a course, finding a path, blazing the trail and breaking the norms. It’s about doing something different. What makes a good leader?

(1) Vision

A good leader is a visionary. If you don’t know where you are going, anywhere may look like it. It’s not enough to have a vision. You must run with the vision. Many people have great visions that have become dormant. Sacrifice is what you need to service your dead vision. A vision without a commitment to pursue the vision with a high level of discipline would be buried.

Every true vision will always put the visionary on the run. Nelson Mandela, an exemplar of a true visionary.

Then I said, “I will not make mention of Him, nor speak any more in His name.” But His word was in mine heart as a burning fire shut up in my bones; and I was weary with forbearing, and I could not hold back. Jer.20:19

To follow your dream you must engage with the law of total abandonment. This means you must be ready to give up all other things that won’t make your vision live. (Jesus told the disciples to give up all things to follow Him).

Then Peter answered and said to Him, “See, we have left all and followed You. Therefore what shall we have?” Mat.19:27

a picture a lady hold a glass reflecting her image.
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Vision is for the youth. In Act.2:27, the scripture says that, that your young men shall see the vision. Early to rise, early to shine. Joseph started dreaming at 17. Jesus knew that He must be about his father’s business at 12. Timely discovery of where you belong and being committed to staying there is the best way to maximize destiny. There are some certain things that you can do when you are still young that you won’t be able to do again when you are old. Energy level diminishes with age. You’re a day older than yesterday. By tomorrow, you are a day older than today. This is your best hour to go after your vision in full. length.

(2) Impact Driven

A good leader must be impact-driven. Life isn’t about making a living. It’s about making an impact. Most people are making a living while only a few people are making an impact. The ones making an impact are the ones called ‘stars’. Life isn’t about what you take, but what you give. It’s not about your possession but your distribution. People will not remember your title. They’ll only remember you for your value. They’ll remember your name. Until you discover your purpose for living, your life will be only an experiment.

(3) Self Development

A good leader is an addicted learner. Education is an initiation to a lifetime of study. It teaches you how to read and write. To stop learning after graduation is to suffer degeneration. Education makes you literate. But investment in the literature creates your future. A reader today, a leader tomorrow. Michael Faraday didn’t have much education like you do, but this great icon went to developed himself to become a world-class inventor.

“If you are not building a library, you would build a mortuary.” – Bishop David Oyedepo

(4) Discipline

A good leader is a good manager of time, self, energy, and resources. In all generations, there are more workers than leaders. Because leadership is costly. You must pay the price of a leader to emerge as a leader. Leaders are those who go to work and work. Discipline is not about how difficult a task is. it’s about giving what it takes to accomplish a task. A businessman who has a TV box in his office watching News (Aljazeera news, for instance) instead to focus on his business will end up as a failure. Discipline is going the extra mile to accomplish a given task. There is nothing extraordinary on its own, it’s our extraordinary efforts that make it extraordinarily. Jesus Christ says, “how am I stretched until it’s accomplished.” Luke.12:50. Stretched out of your comfort zone.

Discipline is the soul of an army. It makes small numbers formidable; procures success to the weak, and esteem to all.George Washington

Final Thoughts

  • Leadership isn’t about leading people. it’s about taking the lead.
  • God didn’t create a man to lead another man. He created a man to lead animals and dominate his environment.
  • Leadership isn’t limited to politics and governments. There are leaders in all fields. We have business leaders, blogging leaders, aviation leaders, entertainment leaders, football, art leaders, fashion designing leaders, technology leaders, etc. If Bill Gates give a handshake to some politicians, it would go into their CVs. There are people with big titles, but little names. I don’t know the names of some ministers in my country.
  • Discipline, learning, vision, and impact are the attribute of an excellent leader.
  • We are redeemed as leaders and not as peasants. Every true child of God has a leading potential for dominion in his/her calling.
  • For your leadership seed to produce its fruit you must first discover where you belong, where you are going, how to get there, and be committed to getting there.

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Leadership Is Not Leading People


Leadership Is Not Leading People

There are always many workers than leaders because leadership is expensive. Leadership is taking the lead and not leading people (as erroneously perceived). It’s a sacrifice. To become a leader, you must be stretched and go extra miles to accomplish a specific task. Whether you’re black or white, yellow or brown; a man or woman, short or tall, if you could pay the price, the world would begin to celebrate you.

Leadership isn’t ruling people but serving people. it can’t be imposed but conferred. Your quality input and excellence in your output in a specific field makes people refer to you as their leader. People used to think that politicians are the only leaders we have while this isn’t true, there are also leaders in every field. If some politicians receive some hand shakes from Bill Gate, it would go into their CV’S.

We serve our way to the top. David was in service when he was called to the throne. Joseph served his way to the top. Jesus served his way up to decoration. Be empowered by the spirit of servant hood.

Leadership is setting the pace, finding the path and blazing the trail. It’s setting examples for others to follow. Show me a man who is diligent in his business, you have find he who is the leader. Life is business! Leaders are those who go to work and actually work (it demands high level discipline). They are managers of self, time, energy and resources (If the TV box is stealing your time, it’s stealing your destiny. Go to hell! Say to that TV box)

When God created Adam, He gave him a managerial role to play (Gen.2:15). The require skill is management skill, you need to be trained for it. You need quality information about financial, human and material resources. Understanding equals outstanding anywhere, anyday, anytime. Leaders are thinkers. Leadership demands high level of intellectual cost. People who approach a subject matter with a common sense end up with a common result and that is why they are called common men (uncommon approach results into uncommon results). You need to approach life with a special knowledge by doing thorough findings on how it actually works. Then by applying the acquired knowledge . Wisdom is applied knowledge. Jesus the wisdom itself says,

Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man which built his house upon a rock: [25] And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock (Mat.7:24-25)

Leadership is expensive and that is why we have few leaders but many workers. We will always have plenty workers than leaders across generations. It demands high level 4d’s – decision, determination, dedication and discipline – to emerge as a leader. …….but the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits ( Daniel 11:32). Exploits is expensive.

A comfort zone is a danger zone. There are no record breakers in their comfort zones. Breaking records require stretching out. Nothing becomes extraordinary on its own, it’s our extraordinary efforts that make it so. If everyone reading this would work at it, imagine how many leaders we would be having. A leader is not the one who is leading people but the one who is taking the lead in every field of life.

[12] Wherefore lift up the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees; [13] And make straight paths for your feet, lest that which is lame be turned out of the way; but let it rather be healed (Hebrews 12:12 -13).

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