Can you REALLY get all that you want? Is that reasonable?
I have always been amazed at leaders that have been able to be effective by getting the big things and accepting that not getting the small things is OK. A great leader is able to distinguish what really counts. Unfortunately, the world has embraced a “winner takes all” mentality.
A great leader is able to transport themselves into the shoes of the other person. They have the ability to be able to view the world from the other side. The gift to truly understand and appreciate the good of the other viewpoint.
We have reached a point where we truly believe that our own way of looking at the world is the only correct way. Everyone who doesn’t agree with me is stupid? Really? Why have we become so intolerant? Why is it all or nothing? Is this the only way to get things done?
There are examples of leadership that leads to REAL victories. Billy Graham was able to navigate the extremely divided Christian denominations by focusing on the big things. He was able to avoid the things that divide the faithful. Think of what he was able to accomplish. He met with leaders of faith and leaders of countries. How did he do it? He concentrated on the big things.
Jesus. Love for others. Serving others.
The rest of the stuff- he was able to avoid. He accepted that the BIG STUFF was what really matters.
We have wasted so much time and energy fighting against each other. Compromise is the way to get things done. This doesn’t mean that you give up the big things, but let go of the winner takes all mentality. See it from the other side.
A great leader recognizes what is a big thing. What can get things done. The rest is minor stuff. And that is all that really matters.
So what do your think? Why have we become so intolerant? Click on “leave a comment” and tell me what you think!