What do you think of when you hear the term, “personal deployment”? Some of us may think of military assignments, mission execution, etc. While those are certainly relevant, they aren’t the definitions I’m focusing on today.
Personal deployment is becoming activated or engaged in the purpose for which we were created. It’s one thing to prepare and to go through other processes. All of those are paramount for progress, but at some point, you have to suit up. You have to get in the game.
Personal deployment is a vital part of the progression to success. While it’s possible to have clarity about who you are, why you’re here, have a specific vision, have a strategic plan, have spent time, money, energy in developing and preparing yourself to engage, those preparations don’t guarantee any result. I know many people who have done all of those things and still haven’t acted on any of it.
Is that you?
Have you ever known someone who seems to have it all together, they have all kinds of dreams and ideas, they have prolific theories about what they can do and what they’d like to do, they have the best education, but they don’t ever do a dang thing? I’m a dreamer. I’m a thinker. Ideas come easily to me. I don’t always execute on them, though, and it’s because I haven’t always known how to deploy, how to engage, or how to become activated in my assignment.
How many armchair quarterbacks have you met? Do you know people who break down everybody else’s world and tell you how they would do this or that? They’re able to dictate the “plays” others should choose, but they themselves have never actually suited up and got in the game to play. Why is this?
This paralysis oftentimes points back to personal healing. There is something within people preventing them from trusting themselves. They don’t believe they have the ability, worth, preparedness, strength… Excuses flow rampant from a person’s mouth. Realized or not, it points back to personal healing. There are some unresolved issues needing to be dealt with.
Why aren’t they already resolved? It’s all based in fear. Paralyzed people can always find the solution because fear is a paralyzer. Fear brings about an inability to act or move. It brings on hesitation, which instigates failure because a person who hesitates fails.
To be activated and engaged, one must get beyond fears: of the unknown, of the unfamiliar, of other’s opinions, of failure, even of success. I know people who are scared to death of succeeding and doing well. They don’t know if they can handle it if the success comes.
We’re fearful of losing relationships. If you pursue success and fullness in your life, there are relationships you presently have, which, a few years from now you won’t have any longer. Not everybody is going along with you to the next level. Fear of losing relationships, many times, paralyzes us from taking action.
The only winners in life are the ones who got in the game, went all in, and didn’t look back. You can develop, tweak, put it all together, but at some point, you have to ship the product. Be willing to put your idea out there, even if it’s not perfect yet.
At some point, you have to start the business, not just plan for it or talk about it. There comes a time when planning becomes redundant, and one must engage in working the plan so that the plan can actually work.
Think about this example. A young man or woman enrolls in the military, goes to boot camp, does their basic training. They move to more advanced training and more purpose and job specific training. They’re trained on a high level to execute, defend, and carry out orders from their superiors. At some point, all of their preparation is useless until they’re deployed.
Until they are activated and deployed, all of the training, preparation, and planning is for naught. It’s all about deployment. That’s when we realize their greatness. That’s when we see what they’re capable of.
Such is the case with you. Until you leave the comfort of the training environment, the dreaming environment, the planning environment, and get in the game, you’ll never know what you’re capable of. It’s time for personal deployment.
The world is waiting for you to show up. Someone right now needs the solution you bring to the table. Someone right now is looking for your answer.
Deploy. Get in the game. Write the book. Start the business. Start the ministry. Buy the property. Do the deal. Get engaged.
What are you waiting for?