Had I not discovered the principles that I now teach in the Leadership Institute, I’d be emotionally empty and spiritually disillusioned.
I spent years fighting for my place on that proverbial ladder of success that I was climbing. It felt intoxicating at first because it numbed the pain of never really feeling like I was enough. It was hard to achieve enough to feel truly valuable or accepted. But I fought for every rung, hoping it would fill the void.
Friends became foes, and I competed with people I could have been in supportive relationships with.
Then, as I went on this journey of developing my core as a person, something incredible happened…
I was introduced to a version of myself that I didn’t know could exist. I discovered that my identity, worth, and value didn’t come from more accolades or another rung on that ladder or the opinions of other people – it came from Christ and Christ alone.
That started a healing process in my life that impacted me spiritually, emotionally, relationally, and had a profound impact my mindset and the way I view the life and what it means to lead.
One of my own breakthrough moments came when I thought to myself, “Why am I fighting for my place on this ladder if I’m already seated with Christ in heavenly places? I mean it doesn’t get any higher than that and according to the Bible, I’m already there. That means I have nothing left to earn or prove!”
And the moment you discover not only who you are, but where you are in Christ, that’s the moment you can climb down off of that ladder because even if you reach the top it still falls incredibly short of where you already are in Christ. So, now I can live and lead FROM a place of purpose rather than for a place of acceptance.