God's Man | Working Out With Weights On...
One of my blogging mentors, who doesn't know it, is Scott Williams (@ScottWilliams) over at Big is the New Small started a conversation about Chasing Leaders. While talking about his sons he shares this nugget
We tend to be creatures of comfort and habit but that is not where the growth comes. You've got to have challenges and challengers in life in order to grow. If everything is cake and life is sunshine and lollipops than your progress will be slow. That doesn't mean that you don't rejoice in the good times, but you need to praise in your struggles too.As leaders, business owners, bloggers, parents and whatever our deal is. We will get better stronger and faster if we Chase The Leaders in that particular field. If you want to be a great writer, follow the leading writers. If you want to be a great leader, read the leadership books and learn form the leaders of leaders. If you want to be better, stronger & faster… Learn from the best, strongest and fastest.
I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. Philippians 4:12
Last year I took part in an indoor triathlon. It benefited the Epilepsy Foundation but even more than that was learning that I could do it. I had a serious phobia that I would not survive the day. If it wasn't for my coach Glenn, who I chased in the pool for several months, I would not have been able to make it.
So who should you be chasing?As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. Proverbs 27:17