The Qualifications of Pioneers (Zacharias T. Fomum)

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  • Pioneers are pushed by a power beyond themselves to get things going
  • Pioneers are often very dissatisfied by mediocres who just turn things around.
  • Without them, things don’t move.
  • It takes a pioneer to break in and get things started.
  • With the pioneers, trees begins to fall from start
  • If things are moving after 3 years, then it is not the right person
  • It is not something the person failed to put on. God did not put it in him.
  • There is hunger for new breakthroughs in a pioneer.
  • A pioneer is a leader.
  • A leader is preoccupied by what is done.
  • There is something in the pioneer that says: “let us have new breakthroughs, let us have new breakthroughs, let us have new breakthroughs”.
  • But for the true pioneer, he keeps, conserves the results as he moves ahead.
  • The pioneer goes where there is nothing, and storms, and produces results.
  • Pioneers are people  who leave the comfort zone and take risk of new areas.
  • A pioneer does not hand over and forget.
  • A pioneer hands over to his children because he has a vision that he must maintain, and his children are part of that vision.
  • The leader handles the situation.
  • The leader would teach and ask: “how will it continue after me?”
  • The leader is burdened about: building leaders to continue communicating the vision, seeing how it works, correcting the vision.
  • Every true leader is orderly because everything is going somewhere. That is how it is in his heart and that is how it is going in his life.
  • Meet a disorderly person and just know he is not a leader. Some orderly person may not be a leader but all leaders are orderly.
  • Ideas are directed in a direction
  • Relationships are directed in a direction
  • Things are direction in a direction
  • Every leader is a workaholic
  • He is ahead of everybody in hard work. The leaders in history all worked extremely hard.
  • Everyone should learn to work hard
  • But the leader has something else pushing him to want to break the limits.
  • The non leader is always looking for an excuse: “can you excuse me go away?”, “can I go and sleep?” the leader will die in the battle front, he cannot withdraw.
  • Some leaders are supposed to lead 100,you give them 1,000,it is trouble
  • Some leaders are supposed to lead 1000, you give them 10,000, it is trouble.
  • Some leaders are supposed to lead 1oooo, you given them 100,000, it is trouble
  • Every leader is looking for people to continue what he has started.
  • The leaders must have people to delegate to.

    Zacharias Tanee Fomum, 8th May 2006.

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