The first base coach waved her on. He shouldn’t have. This was T-ball after all.

Sara slid into second — but not the way you are supposed to slide in baseball. More like a baby duck on ice. She scraped her left leg and right hand.

Her next time at bat, Sara wanted to stay in the dugout. Her dad could see it in her eyes. But, she hit the ball and ran to as fast as she could toward first.

It doesn’t matter if she was safe or out. Sara didn’t give up.

After the game, as the kids ate orange slices, coach said “that kid has heart.

As you read saying, remember heart is will. It’s the choices we make, not emotion.

Saying 14

My son, if your heart is wise,
    then my heart will be glad indeed;
my inmost being will rejoice
    when your lips speak what is right. – Proverbs 23.15-16

Leadership is tough.

It doesn’t matter if you are a stay at home parents in charge of a 3 month old, a t-ball coach, or the CEO of a Fortune 500 company. Every day there are dozens of choices that need to be made. Each of those choices has all kinds of potential outcomes. Results usually aren’t seen right away.

Saying 14 is all about taking the long view.

Every leader has a will. There are things they long to see. As leaders it’s essential we are clear on what these things are.

Whoever wrote Saying 14 wanted their son to make wise choices and speak what was right. This leader made choices based on that goal. He knew he would be satisfied with whatever choice his son made, as long as it was wise.

Sometimes we aren’t happy because we haven’t decided what we are aiming for. We let our heart be about emotion and not will.

What’s your will?

What are the things you want for yourself and for those you lead?

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