As a general rule, people admire steady performers. However, we are drawn to sensation. We pay to see unpredictable entertainers or players.
It is part of our human nature to welcome erratic adventure. Yet, we need leaders who stay the course and keep true purpose in view.
If I am on a boat in a stormy sea, I do not want a captain who is adventurous and daring. I want a captain who can find the destination and get me there.
I once read that most medical breakthroughs do not come from charismatic individuals who stumble upon a cure then party like it’s 1999.
Instead, life-changing research often occurs because people stayed with their business.
Steadiness by itself is boring. We often link it to complacency. Steadiness also occasionally connotes old age. Tsk!
*Steadiness with purpose is what makes all the difference. That purpose, however, must be true. Steadiness with pure purpose always requires a discipline to keep us from meandering.
When faced with the uncertainties of life, I want to look to one who is steady and I also want to be that one.
Steadiness + pure purpose – complacency x discipline2 = a calm as we follow truth.
The key word there is follow, insinuating movement. That is not a passive plan.
My math skills have never been strong, but that is one formula I get.
*Inspired by When True Simplicity is Gained