Leaders are visionaries. They think big, dream big and plan big. But sometimes the “big” doesn’t happen the way they envision. So they experience a “big” disappointment.
I don’t want to imply that big is bad, hey I don’t want to follow a leader that doesn’t think big. But one of the sides of big we don’t think about very often is, big results come with big responsibility. And big responsibility must be stewarded by someone with big character and big competencies.
If a pastor prays that his church will grow to one thousand people then he better have the competency and character it requires to lead a church of level of complexity. If an entrepreneur wants to expand his business from 1 to 5 franchises then he better have the character required to handle the added pressures and the competency to scale to that size.
Sometimes I think God doesn’t give us “bigger” results because we don’t have the character or competency yet to steward the bigger responsibility. Don’t get in too big a hurry to get to big. And make sure you’re focusing on growing yourself as much as you are growing your organization.