Deep in the countryside of Tuscany, there is an olive grower who makes exceptional olive oil. When asked why it was so good, he simply said:
“There are two reasons – When I pick and what I pick. Nothing else matters.”
“Ten to twelve weeks later, the olives are swollen and full of juice. The more juice you get, the more oil you can bottle, the more money you make. But for me, that olive is bloated – pulpy and full of water. As a result, the oil is thin. You have volume, but no intensity. For me, intensity is everything. For me, less is more. My oil is very, very intense.”
Leaders understand that activity is not necessarily accomplishment.
In Ephesians 5:15-17, Paul advises us to:
- Analyze our lifestyles (5:15)
- Utilize the present (5:16)
- Prioritize what is important (5:17)
Every leader, every day, gets the same amount of time.
Not every leader gets the same results.
Priority = intensity