When was a little girl, we lived out on a gravel road until I was in the 8th grade. After David and I got married, we lived on a horse farm (on a different gravel road) for ANOTHER seven years.
The other day it occurred to me, that I’ve probably spent a THIRD OF MY LIFE on a gravel road.
I guess, that makes me a COUNTRY GIRL!
That’s very humbling to me, especially now, that I have this platform of great opportunity for LEADERSHIP.
How did a country girl DESERVE that?
You may have done foolish things in your past and feel like you have a permanent mark on your record. Maybe, you’re a single parent. Maybe you didn’t get to go to college.
With God, there are NO LIMITS on our future…except the ones we create!
Sometimes, leaders lead from the place of their pain, afraid someone else will show them up. They’re insecure. They don’t want to be around people that they think are BETTER or SMARTER than they are.
But, a GOOD LEADER will attract quality people that can complement their own talents.
As a leader, don’t let your past limit you. Don’t create a “leadership lid” on yourself, because of insecurity.
Instead, let’s allow the humble beginnings of OUR PAST remind us to give other people the same opportunities we had to lead.
Take it for what it’s worth.
Just a few words of leadership advice from a “gravel road girl”!
Last month, I had the incredible honor to be interviewed by Dr. Steve Greene, of the Charisma Podcast Network.
If you haven’t had a chance to listen, I hope you’ll take a few minutes to do so, now. I think it will bless you in many areas of your life.