Hi, guys! This post is a continuation of my last 3 posts about staying strong as a leader. If you haven’t read those yet, it would be great if you can read those first before you read this one. Here’s the link: Staying Strong, Staying Strong: Favor, Staying Strong: Invest.
I am so sorry for making all of you wait long for the third instalment of the series that I have been writing. I have just finished my 9th term. I took my final exam and completed the requirements of my course for this term. Hence, my late post. One of the final projects I had was to compete in a sumobot contest. It’s an interesting project because a team had to build a robot that would fight another team’s robot. The winner would be the one who pushes the robot out of the ring or flips the other robot over. Most of the class were cheering and shouting in the room while the sumobot fight was going on. It was like Pacquiao’s fight or the movie Gladiator. Everyone just had to watch this thing.
This leads me to what I am writing about, humility. We can win things from a competition or contest. We may have achievements. But at the end of the day, we stay humble. Humility is sometimes misunderstood. Some people think humility is downgrading his or herself to where the person’s real position is. And other people think humility is something to be disdained. Common misconceptions. None of these are true. Instead, humility is where you know and acknowledge where you really are, what your position is.
Leaders are chosen not because they are better than the rest but because they are empowered by God to serve whoever they are leading. I watched a movie yesterday, It Takes A Man and A Woman. The movie is a Filipino romantic film. And at the almost end part of it, we see the father of the main character Miggy, Luis Montenegro, saying in the Partnership Business Ceremony, “Being the best means being the least.” A leader is there not to take all the praise and adulation but to serve the people.
“…and not consider himself better than his fellow Israelites…”