Sunday, February 8, 2009

Daily Reader

I had the honor of seeing Dr. John C Maxwell speak today. He was the guest speaker at my church. To sum it up in a word that would be AWESOME!!! I bought a couple of his books today and one of them is called The Maxwell Daily Reader, 365 Days of Insight to Develop the Leader Within You and Influence Those Around You. So I have decided that every day I will post the daily "Insight"
February 8th 2009
The Law Of Sacrifice

If you desire to become the best leader you can be, then you need to be willing to make sacrifices in order to lead well. If that i your desire, then here are some thinkgs you need to know:
1.) There Is NO Success Without Sacrifice: Leaders must give up to go up. Talk to leaders, and you will find that they have made repeated sacrifices. Effective leaders sacrifice much that is good in order to dedicate themselves to what is best.
2.) Leaders Are Often Asked To Give Up More Than Others: The heart of leadership is putting others ahead of yourself. It's doing what is best for the team. For that reason, I believe that leaders have to give up their rights.
3.) You Must Give Up To Stay Up: If leaders have to give up to go up, then they have to give up even ore to stay up. What gets a team to the top isn't what keeps them there. The only way to stay up is to give up even more.
4.)The Higher the Level of Leadership, the Freater the Sacrifice: The higher you go, the more it's going to cost you. And it doesn't matter what kind of leadership career you pick. You will have to make sacrifices. You will have to give up to go up.
-The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership

Again I want to say this is written by Dr. John C. Maxwell. This has come directly from his book!!
Has anyone else had the honor to hear Dr John C Maxwell speak? If you have not and he is in your neighborhood I highly recommend you going!!
I hope you enjoyed todays Daily Reader and I will post February 9th's tomorrow morning!!
Please post a comment and let me know what you think! I would love to read your thoughts and feelings on this.

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