I was reminded of the importance of delegating when I was preparing for my family reunion. When we first started our family reunion 12 years ago, we began with just 20 people and I did most of the work for the preparation. Now after 12 years, our reunion has grown to almost 200 people, and with this comes a lot more work and preparation. I have had to ask for help and this was hard for me because I wanted it done a particular way and felt I needed to trust other family members to get the work done. I had to back off and let them help and take care of things as well.
“If you want to do a few small things right, do them yourself. If you want to do great things and make a big impact, learn to delegate." John C. Maxwell
This does not only pertain to my family, but it can also work in other areas of your life.
Remembering the benefits of delegation will help you stay the course when you experience the rough waters it might create along the way.
These are just a few ways delegation helped me in preparing for my family reunion:
1. It takes the pressure off me and allows me to include other family members.
2. It allowed my younger cousins to have input and allowed them to utilize their gifts and talents.
3. It also allowed me to focus on other projects/activities so we would have a successful reunion, and everyone had a hand in the reunion and felt part of the preparation.
Although you may not be planning a reunion, you can hopefully use this information in other aspects of your life.