Day 27 How to Lead by THE BOOK: The Greatest Hindrance to Future Success!

One of the 70 challenges I’ll cover in, How to Lead by THE BOOK: Proverbs, Parables & Principles to Tackle Your Toughest Business Challenges is: “What is my greatest hindrance to future success”? The answer: today’s success!

The reasons are clear and compelling and I’ll give biblical examples for why this is true, but for now here’s the condensed version: Success can make you too dependent upon yourself and cause you to forget about God. You can lose your humility and begin to operate more in your own wisdom and strength. You are also likely to become a know-it-all, who stops learning and listening to others. Successful people can become arrogant, aloof and stuck in their ways. Success for the spiritually unprepared or immature is a trap that shallow leaders fall into it every day!

If you have a chance today, read Mark 10:15-22. Notice how Mark contrasts the humility of the little children to the attachment to possessions of the rich, young ruler. As we lose the humble spirit, sense of dependency, and expectant faith of the little children and become like the rich  ruler we, too, are prone to walk away from God.

My friend John Maxwell returned from a three week teaching trip to Nigeria, Ukraine and China and notified me yesterday that he’d be delighted to provide a cover quote for, How to Lead by THE BOOK. I also got word from my friend, Small Business Advocate Radio Show Host and author Jim Blasingame, that he’s in as well. Jim has a great show for business people that is syndicated across the country. I’ve been his guest several times over the years, and he’s the best! Some of the interviews I’ve done with him are in the Online Press Room section of our website at www.learntolead.com. Listen and enjoy!

I’m having lunch with a pastor today in L.A. who does extensive ministry in the L.A. area, with the persecuted church in Iran, in Armenia, and Russia. I want to learn more about how we can work together and help his ministry. I’ll also be in our office studios to record material for our subscribers. It’s going to be a great day!

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