The 5 P’s of the helicopter view:
Sometimes, the major difference between success and failure may be in the ability to tell how far we are from our goal. I expect you to have a major goal in life and several milestone goals that will enable you achieve that goal. While getting the helicopter view, you should evaluate your progress and see whether you are on track or not.
Many leaders usually think they are off-track because they seem to be missing out when compared to their peers. Others believe they are on track if they are doing better than their peers. That’s why it is common to hear utterances like: my mates are all married except me; my friends have all built houses, Lord when will it be my turn?; I’m the only one who can boast of a mega church among all my peers in ministry; etc. But you can be doing well when compared with your peers but be off the track when compared to your purpose. Your success should be measured by your faithfulness to your purpose, and not if you are ahead of or moving shoulder to shoulder with your peers. II Corinthians 10:12 (KJV) says “… but they measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise”.
As a consultant, I have worked with several world-class organizations across the world and have noted one trait among the ones that are consistently profitable – they always keep track of their progress. Sometimes, they do this in form of a “status report” that shows actual goals achieved compared to expectation at intervals and what is yet to be done. The sad thing is that most of the believers they employ that use such intelligence to grow other people’s organizations don’t have a “status report” for their own lives. Are you making progress in all aspects of your life? What is in the status report of your life?