You can slay the Goliath of your goals following David’s example.
Becoming successful in any endeavor will require developing advanced levels of competency in the fundamentals. However you will never “keep” a significant level of success, nor will you ever lead others without strong and unquestioned character.
In my Maxwell Leadership Bible, John Maxwell pulls the lessons out of David’s Psalm 15. These twelve points about character are the perfect guide for building lasting success and leading others:
- Possess integrity
- Do what is right
- Be honest and trustworthy
- Do not gossip
- Do not listen to gossip
- Do no harm to others
- Speak out against wrong
- Honor others who walk in truth
- Keep your word even when it costs you
- Do not be greedy to gain at the expense of others
- Take no bribes against anyone
- Be strong and stable
Measure yourself against these simple guides and see where you can improve.