100,000 – 99,991 words…

Over 3 years I likely spoke 100,000 words to one person of my team…

a young man with great potential.

He later stated to me that of all I ever told him, one thing stood out in his memory – 9 words…

You can not lead until you learn to follow.”

Ego and pride tend to reduce our effectiveness and mire us down in a mess.

I hope I can remember that I cannot even imagine how much I do not know –

let’s stay teachable because unless we recognize our need to follow,

we cannot lead anyone else toward any good.

Wisdom reminds me to carefully choose who I follow – because I lead.