Sometimes you are the one who needs encouragement. Sometimes you are the one who needs inspiration. Sometimes you are the one who needs to be invested in. Sometimes you are the one who needs someone to speak into your life.
Though you are the teacher, sometimes you need to be taught. Though you are the motivator, sometimes you need to be motivated. Though you are the leader, sometimes you need to be led. Though you are the giver, sometimes you need to be given to.
If you don't take heed to this truth, there will come a day when you have nothing to teach, no motivation, no one to lead, and nothing to give. Why? Because...
Nothing can be poured out of an empty cup.
With this simple principle in mind, I must be just as committed to "filling my cup" as I am to "pouring myself out." Therefore, in an effort to "fill my cup," this week, me and some friends are attending a conference themed: Healthy Leaders. You can expect blog posts over the next several days from all that I am learning from the conference.
But enough about me. Attending a conference is what I'm going to do to get the encouragement and inspiration I need to continue to be a leader who has something to give. What are you going to do?
As a leader, what are you going to do to put yourself into a position to be led? What are you going to do to put yourself into a position to receive? Please, identify an opportunity and take advantage of it. Your ability to be healthy and remain influential depends on it.