Lead By Example

“We are incapable of loving another unless we love ourselves, just as we are incapable of teaching our children self-discipline unless we ourselves are self-disciplined.  It is actually impossible to forsake our own spiritual development in favor of someone else’s.  We cannot forsake self-discipline and at the same time be disciplined in our care for another.  We cannot be a source of strength unless we nurture our own strength.  I believe that not only do self-love and love of others go hand in hand but that ultimately they are indistinguishable.” ~ Scott Peck, The Road Less Traveled

“The leader sees things through the eyes of his followers.  He puts himself in their shoes and helps them make their dreams come true.  The leader does not say, “Get going!” Instead he says, “Let’s go!” and leads the way.  He does not walk behind with a whip;  he is out in front with a banner.” ~ Wilfred Peterson, The Art of Living