There just isn’t time to do all you want to do and all that you need to do. It is easy for us to teach abandonment to others, but the leader knows the price of abandonment, beginning with his own thought process.
What do you think about? Let’s go a step further, what do you talk about? Someone once said that little people talk about things, medium sized people talk about people while big people talk about ideas. Now, the question is, what kind of person are you? Or perhaps which kind of persons do you like to be around?
How are your reading habits? How many books have you read this year? How many are you reading now? How many of the ideas you’ve received from the books have you shared? The power of a single book at the right time in a life is unlimited. For instance, I dare say that there couldn’t really have been a better time for me to read Ike Amadi’s Do Something. I wasn’t left the same -certainly!
The leader leads the way, showing that leaders are readers. You should not only keep a regular flow of books for yourself, but give them away too. Paperbacks are inexpensive and popular. I share a book list that points out the books that have been the most influential to my life. The leader is constantly learning to abandon the things that come naturally like discouragement.
Discouragement is, without a doubt, the most expensive luxury we can afford. When I become wealthy, I plan to get discouraged probably for a week at a time, but I can’t afford a few minutes a day right now.
Most people I know must really be wealthy now, for all the discouragement they seem to be enjoying. Sometimes, I’m asked if I ever get discouraged, and I reply, “yes, often”. But I never let anyone know about it, because if I allow you to know how discouraged I am, you’ll become discouraged, you’ll discourage me more than I am, and I can hardly stand how much I have now. So abandon discouragement and all the other attitude killers around as you become the leader you are meant to be!
Wishing you a super-fruitful week ahead!
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