Don’t Change Your Vote
post date: August 26, 2010
But I can’t see what is to be gained by changing your vote because some people are unhappy with you. If you give in here, will it not send a message that you can be pressured into changing your mind? And where will that leave you the next time you have a tough decision to make?
This is not to say that you can’t change your mind. Sometimes you should, but do it over principle, because you are convinced you were wrong the first time, not because of pressure from unhappy people. Any time a leader makes a tough call, someone is bound to disagree. If people leave over your decisions, you have to let them go.
Being a leader can be a thankless job at times, especially when your decisions directly impact the lives of others. Nothing is tougher than knowing when to let someone go. Sometimes it’s not a clear cut issue. When the time comes, make the best decision you can and then keep moving forward.
People respect leaders with conviction even though they may not agree with every decision you make. So I say stick with your vote and trust God to work it all out.
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