This week in The 21 Most Powerful Minutes in a Leader’s Day. I read about the Biblical character Nehemiah and the Law of Navigation. Today I experienced what John Maxwell was talking about when he said,
“Leaders not only know where they’re going: they also take people with them.”
A close friend of mine has been working to get into shape. He runs and cycles while I continue to reminisce on the times early in the year when I was more active. I kept saying that I was eventually going to run with him one of these days. Talk was cheap.
Today was the day. I couldn’t avoid him. The only running I wanted to do today was to hide but I couldn’t. We stretched and headed out. Thoughts of “why am I doing this” screamed in my head during our two mile trek (more like 2.40 according to the MapMyRun app). Several times I wanted to quit. My friend wouldn’t let me.
He had run this path before.
He knew where he was going.
He had a goal in mind.
But rather than leave me behind during the journey he slowed his pace enough so I that I could keep up and continued to motivate me along the way.
You may know exactly what want to do with your life. The plans for your business have been set. Your ministry goals are engraved and hanging on the wall. But what about that guy. You know, the one who needs a boost or spark. The one who needs you to run beside him and help him finish.
Who are you taking with you as you walk (or run) your path to success?