No one likes being lied to.
Not one person.
Not your parents, your teachers, your friends, your significant others, your boss, your co-workers, or your children.
Not even you.
Captain Obvious statement?
Maybe. But then why do we lie to ourselves?
Yes. We are our biggest offenders. Self-awareness is a rare quality these days. Whether that's due to the everyone gets a trophy mentality, our gold-star obsessed society, or the praise minus constructive criticism mindset—I'm not sure. Although the cause is somewhat of a mystery, the effect stares me in the face every day.
We are terrible at being honest with ourselves. Granted, the truth might be buried under false security and inflated self-esteem. Still. The truth dwells deep in the marrow of our bones—waiting to be called out.
A compelling, successful leader can look in the mirror and unashamedly assess. Then, magic happens. Empowerment tickles the fingertips.
Why is that?
Honest assessment identifies strengths and weaknesses. True strengths are capitalized upon, and weaknesses are shored up by the construction and development of a capable team.
Call to action?
Be honest with yourself.
Ask trusted friends and family to help identify strengths and weaknesses. They sometimes know you better than yourself. Be willing to listen.
Verse: Ephesians 4:25
Amanda Williams is a forty-year old wife and mother of two who can still swing her pony tail and display just a tad of sass. She is also a Jesus loving girl who realizes she is nothing without the One who saved her. Amanda has two degrees specializing in serving students with special needs and is currently working in the field of Leadership Development. She is a Christian author, speaker, blogger, and publisher who loves serving beside her husband at her local place of worship, First Baptist Church of Ocala.