Thursday, January 14, 2010

Great leaders - conclusion

In the conclusion of Reggie McNeal's book Practicing Greatness: 7 Disciplines of Extraordinary Spiritual Leaders, he has this one paragraph that rather seems to sum it all up:
Great leaders make countless decisions to arrive at their destination. Tempted in every common point, they resist distraction, overcome demoralization, and discount discouragement as their final option. Instead, they choose determination, optimism, and intentionality. They demonstrate what it means to live courageously in the face of fears, doubts, and shortcomings.

I should probably try to commit that to memory; or at least post it on my office wall. And before somebody says, "Well, what about God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit?"... I think that is an assumed given. It still requires determination, choosing optimism, being intentional, living courageously, facing fears, etc.

peace out; and in.