I believe The True Measure Of Success is determined by your home life. This is because a person’s home life greatly impacts every other area of their life, either positively or negatively. Author Cliff Isaacson said, “A good marriage is good for you. That isn’t just a platitude. Mounting research shows that it is the literal truth. When your marriage is healthy, your body and mind are healthier.” This is also true with your leadership.
When a leader builds and maintains a strong marriage and home life then it produces success within every other area. It also allows you to be making progress toward your leadership potential. When a leader does not focus on or make their marriage a top priority then it negatively impacts them in every area. Having a strong marriage requires,
- Time- It takes time to build and have a strong and healthy marriage.
- Energy-Having a strong marriage requires your best energy, especially after a long or hard day of work.
- Effort- A strong marriage only happens with deliberate effort, you have to work at building and maintaining a strong marriage.
- Focus- It requires knowing and focusing on your greatest priorities, which should be in the areas of your home life.
Since your home life is crucial to your leadership, here are 3 suggestions on how to have and maintain a strong marriage:
1.Maintain balance- If you want a strong marriage then balance is key. Balance between your personal and professional life leads to having a sustainable family life. Zig Ziglar said, “I believe that being successful means having a balance of success stories across the many areas of your life. You can’t truly be considered successful in your business life if your home life is in shambles.” To help you maintain a balanced life schedule time with your spouse and family on a regular basis.
2.Appreciate your greatest assets- The greatest asset a person has is their spouse. Those who are striving to grow and have a healthy marriage also encourage and make the other person better than they are. Behind every successful leader is someone who has pushed them toward greatness and in most cases it’s a spouse who does. Show appreciation to your spouse daily through your actions and word
3.Serve at home- Becoming a Servant Leader at home is essential to having a strong marriage. When you serve your spouse it shows them you care about them and their needs. This requires putting your personal needs aside so you can focus and serve your spouse. It might include serving or doing more than expected around the house. When you spouse feels like they are being served then the marriage will be stronger.
Remember: A strong marriage equals a strong leader while a weak marriage equals a weak leader (Click here to Tweet that).
Questions: How much do you think a leader’s home life affects other areas? And what are some other ways a couple can build and have a strong relationship?