Greetings Leaders!

This is the 6th in the series The Path of the Honorable Leader

If there is one certainty in life, it is that everyone will be tested. There will be physical, monetary and psychological challenges to be sure. No one escapes this physical world unscathed. Everyone will fall. All will stumble. Failure is inevitable. Yet… people respond differently to these challenges. The path of the honorable leader, requires you to get up, dust yourself off… and move forward.

It is easy to succumb to the challenges of this world… and there are many. Auschwitz. Recession. Depression. Genocide. Terrorism. Gangs. Bankruptcy. Divorce. Infidelity. Poverty. Cancer. Illness. And the list goes on and on. What is your challenge? Where do you struggle?

Depressed? Tired? Frustrated? Take heart. You are not alone. As an honorable leader, you are required to look for opportunity in the midst of life’s tragedies. You can overcome these obstacles. Many have come and gone before you and risen above life’s challenges. Honorable Leader… you must continue forward.

Those who have looked for opportunity in the midst of madness, changed history. Joan of Arc, Abraham Lincoln, Mother Teresa, Ghandi, Martin Luther King, Jr. and hundreds of others. There are those who rose above their physical challenges. Nick Vujicic who lives a life without limbs. Bethany Hamilton, a world champion surfer despite having a shark sever her arm. Team Hoyt that continues to show what the love of a father can do for his handicapped son.

Life is difficult. It will be filled with challenges, pain and suffering. If you are struggling, I know it is not easy. It never is, or it wouldn’t be a struggle. A man or woman is not measured by how many times they get knocked down. No. They are measured by how many times they get up. The path of the honorable leader is filled… with opportunity. To look for the silver lining in the cloud. To find a way to move forward when others can’t. To be resilient. To display grace and forgiveness. To rise above life’s challenges.

All the best!
All the time!
JT

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