Leadership Development, Not Fulfillment
“Leaders can’t afford to make fools of themselves, gulping wine and swilling beer, lest, hung over, they don’t know right from wrong, and the people who depend on them are hurt.” Proverbs 31:4-5 (The Message)
Beginning in the late 60s and early 70s, people began talking about “finding themselves,” meaning that they were searching for a way to become self-fulfilled. It’s like making “happiness” your goal, because self-fulfilment is about feeling good.
But self-development is different. Sure, much of the time it will make you feel good, but that’s a by-product, not the goal. Self-development is a higher calling; it is the development of our potential so that we can fulfil the purpose for which we were created. There are times when that’s fulfilling, but other times it’s not. But no matter how it makes us feel, self-development always has one effect: It draws us toward our destiny. As Rabbi Samuel M. Silver said, “The greatest of all miracles is that we need not be tomorrow what we are today, but we can improve if we make use of the potential implanted in us by God.”
John C Maxwell- Excerpt from Your Road Map for Success