The start of becoming a leader was recognizing I was not one. And like the first time I picked up the saxophone and awkwardly fingered the first few half-notes of Mary Had a Little Lamb – I was years and thousands of hours of practice away from sounding like Paul Desmond performance of Take Five.
Many want the benefits of leadership – the esteem, the fame , the salary – without carrying the burden of leadership. Great leaders carry great burdens.
A house left abandon will deteriorate. A farm without a farmer will over grow. Maintaining the status quo is a myth for even a farmer knows to rotate crops in order to preserve the productive capacity of the land.
Anything alive (that is healthy) – grows! You may have seasons where parts of you die and grow dormant while you rejuvenate, but those seasons should be finite – NOT a way of life. We all desire greatness. Greatness is a process and during that process you learn what you need to get to the next level.