There are too many stories of people who are dying, feeling beat up, questioning themselves, on the verge and feeling totally incapable. These disillusionment’s turn into poor decisions, bouts of depression and lots of second-guessing. The even more challenging component of these scenarios is the fact that most of these people don’t have anyone they can be totally honest with. They don’t have anyone they can tell how they are truly feeling and what they are really struggling with.
You Must Have Someone You Can Be Honest With and more importantly that person must have “permission to” and be “willing to” be totally honest with you. If you’re the person that’s been given permission to speak freely into someone else’s life, don’t wait until they have a train wreck and say, “I saw that coming.” Tell them beforehand; let them know what you see coming, what’s on the horizon and point out thinking errors they may be overlooking.
Surround yourself with people who will shoot you straight otherwise you may end up crooked.
Scott Williams is a speaker, strategist, consultant and developer of leaders. He is an avid blogger at BigIsTheNewSmall.com, and leverages Social Media to make a Kingdom impact. Scott is passionate about leadership development, organizational growth and diversity. He is the author of “Church Diversity – Sunday The Most Segregated Day of the Week.” Scott is married, a father of two, and lives in Oklahoma City, OK.