When things get crazy, we need a place of simplicity where we can regain our centers. Andy Stanley shared his “simple place” at the Chick-fil-A Leadercast in the form of three questions that help him when things get crazy.

Leadership Made Simple

  1. What are we doing?
  2. Why are we doing in?
  3. Where do I fit in?

leadership made simple

If his three questions don’t work for you, I’d urge you to spend some time finding the place of simplicity where you can center yourself.

He said he wrote his out by hand out on a 3 x 5 card. If you want to print out the picture above and hang it on your wall, go for it. If you want to write it out by hand on a 3 x 5 card (or 5 x 8 if you’re feeling crazy), feel free. But write it down.

Why write it down?

I’m glad you asked. Because it’s precisely when we’re most likely to need to remember that we’re likely to forget. It’s when life is complex that it’s hard to find the place of simplicity.

But if it’s written down, you can at least find it if you go looking for it.


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