Welcome to the Summer Camp Leadership blog. For those of us who lead summer camps, making a positive difference in the lives of young people is our passion. Turning that passion into a reality, however, takes more than the ability to lead songs, teach archery or plan craft projects. Creating camp experiences that truly transform lives takes leadership. Leadership that creates a vision for the future, leadership that inspires and engages others, leadership that remains focused and stays the course. My hope is through this blog you'll find ideas, inspiration and tools to help you be a great summer camp leader.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Do the Worst First

On most of our daily to-do lists there is a task or two we dread. It may be an uncomfortable conversation or phone call that needs to happen. It may be a boring task that we just can't get excited about.

Unfortunately the mental fatigue and unneeded stress of procrastinating take a toll. It has a negative emotional and physical impact. It reduces our effectiveness in doing the tasks we choose to do instead. In addition, as time passes, the task may become harder as the situation goes unresolved.

We can increase our effectiveness as leaders if we choose each day to do what's hardest first. Look over your to do list and make what you're dreading the first thing you tackle. Reduce your stress by doing what you're avoiding. Get it over with and move on.