“Do You” is not a question, but rather a statement that I came up with to describe “being yourself.” Many times we go through life and try to mimic the likes of other people. You know what I’m talking about, you find some attributes that you admire in a boss, friend, public figure, family member or mentor and attempt to replicate those things and literally try to become that person. I am not saying that you shouldn’t acknowledge and learn from others strengths; I’m simply saying you need to “Do You,” in other words find your own voice/identity in those attributes. When I went into ministry with LifeChurch.tv, I was surrounded by a lot of gifted leaders with some serious “skilz.” It would have been easy for me to gravitate towards their style and cultural elements, that I could have lost my own identity. I have intentionally not allowed that to happen, because at the end of the day that’s not who they hired me to be.
When I lead the NW Oklahoma City Campus of LifeChurch.tv, I wholeheartedly embraced all of the LifeChurch.tv cultural values, respect the original DNA and am totally sold out to the mission of the ministry. I am cherishing every minute of my calling, because I am simply “Doing Me” and don’t necessarily care what people think. Our Senior Pastor posted a Blog entitled “Give Up Your Reputation,” which outlines the fact that with a growing ministry or leadership role; people are going to misquote, criticize and despise you. If we embrace the fact that in life and as “leaders” we are going to experience criticism; why in the world are we trying to be somebody else? Remember the bigger your role or responsibility becomes, the smaller your focus should be. BigIsTheNewSmall
Share your thoughts: Are you “Doing You?” Do you care what others think? Have you lost some of your personal identity due to a job or role?
Scott Williams is a speaker, strategist, consultant and developer of leaders. He is an avid blogger at BigIsTheNewSmall.com, and leverages Social Media to make a Kingdom impact. Scott is passionate about leadership development, organizational growth, and diversity. He is the author of “Church Diversity – Sunday The Most Segregated Day of the Week.” Scott is married, a father of two, and lives in Oklahoma City, OK.