9 Powerful Questions To Kick Off A Christian Leader’s Day
1: How do I want to begin the day?
A perspective question to help think strategically about how to launch each day with the right priorities, focus, attitude, and tools at the table. Meditating on God’s Word, keeping it at the center of my thoughts, feelings, speech, and lifestyle (i.e., being careful to do everything written in it) is the key to being prosperous and successful. (Joshua 1:8)
2: What is the most important task or action I need to focus on today?
(i.e., what beginning action toward something important should I take today?)
Action begun is essential for momentum sustained.
3: What is the “why” behind my work today … and how big is it?
A motivation question to refocus/remind me of the ultimate goal of my work and life.
4: Am I thinking big enough today?
An inspiration question to prevent falling into the “tasks and responsibilities trap”. To achieve “bigger” we need to be thinking bigger. (Matthew 19:26)
5: Am I proud of how I am working today?
A value question reminding me that I should work willingly at whatever I do, as though I’m working for the Lord rather than for people. (Colossians 3:23)
6: Is God pleased with my attitude today?
An obedience question. Is my attitude like Christ’s? (Philippians 2:5)
7: Are others happy to be working with me today?
A relationship question to remind me that, in order to accomplish more, I need the help of others, and as far as it depends on me, I should strive to be at peace with everyone. (Romans 12:18)
8: Who do I need to ask for or give help to today?
A mentorship question recognizing that true significance comes when I expand my influence through others. Leadership greatness requires service – especially to those we have authority over. (Mark 10:42-45) And, when I get stuck, I need to reach out to someone who has walked the path before me.
9: Where do I need to improve today?
A perpetual development question since leaders are continual learners.