Saturday, August 26, 2006

Be Who You Want to Be

"Men acquire a particular quality by constantly acting a particular way... you become just by performing just actions, temperate by performing temperate actions, brave by performing brave actions. " - Aristotle

It may not be perfect but it works!! Maybe there is a little something extra - what we christians call grace. However, if you try out this "advice" from Aristotle you find that it works well.

This also works in becoming a LEADER. People are suprisingly willing to follow. More often than not the leader is the one who DECIDES to lead - nothing more than that. However, be prepared to buck up on the other virtues if you do - people also seem to like to topple leaders at signs of weakness.

2 comments:

Andrew said...

Good thoughts on leadership. I have found this to be true in many ways, including youth sports. I coach quite a bit of baseball and have found that many youth sports are begging for dad's to lead and coach teams. The kids starve for the leadership as well as what they get in their own home is sometimes wanting. Great blog!

deepsouthcanuck said...

oops...I meant to post as my other name...don't know why blogger got mixed up!