“You can get everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want.” That was the message shared by motivational speaker Zig Ziglar when I had the good fortune of hearing him speak during a football coaches convention. He also shared the proverb, “the hand that gives gathers.”
In Galatians, we read “you reap what you sow.” In Ecclesiastes, “send your grain across the seas and in time profits will flow back to you.” This time of year, parents often tell their children, “it is better to give than receive.” This is the season of giving, but to truly be successful, embrace a life of investing in others long after the Holidays have passed. Be a servant leader.
Servant leaders make sure those in their care have everything they need to flourish. They give of themselves, investing in others and paying forward the investments made by coaches, teachers, and mentors who cared enough to recognize potential and fan a spark into a flame.
As we reflect on 2019 and look ahead to the New Year, take stock of things done well, and things we could do better…
Be the leader you would hope for, and those you lead will achieve more than you can imagine.
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