I’ve never thought of it that way before.
But pessimists CAN’T lead.
At least very well.
Here’s the truth, given by the Leadship Freak:
“Pessimists can’t lead when the focus stays on what can’t be done”.
My experience: things don’t get done in many churches because of all the reasons they can’t be done or because of all the reasons things won’t work.
That church, my friend, has a pessimistic leader.
Don’t get me wrong. Don’t be stupid. Don’t do stupid things.
But if all you ever hear from your leader is why things won’t work, or why things can’t happen… maybe you need to start looking for a new leader.
Because this much is true: nothing WILL happen when you have a leader like that.
Pessimists CAN’T lead.
Don’t keep them in charge.