Leading By Example…

Until this weekend, I was unknowingly unclear about what it means to lead by example. It’s not just about being a good role model; leading by example also involves standing up when you know you’ve made a mistake.

You may feel as though your mistake sets a bad example, but when you stand up to face the consequences you’re setting the best example of all: You’re showing that you can own up to your mistakes, and that they can too.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Everyone makes mistakes. This is how we learn; how we must make our way through life. Owning up to them is just one step further for you, but could mean a marathon for someone else.

Owning up takes courage, courage takes bravery, and bravery takes knowing that we only have so much time. We must make the best of it.


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