02 de Abril de 2019 -
Hello, my friend! How are you? If you're out of time or "in a rush", go to the last paragraph of this text for a fast answer.
In times of immediate responses and connection 24 hours a day, talking about long-term transformation is a risk! But… at Você Aprende Agora we believe you can (and must!) dream big, and make a daily effort to get better every day. This is our mission - seeing you speaking English and being a Leader wherever you go. "The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership" was written by John Maxwell in 1998, and its goal is to improve your skills as a Leader.
Last classes we talked about the first 17 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership:
1- Law of the Lid;
2- Law of Influence;
3- Law of Process;
4- Law of Navigation;
5- Law of Addition;
6- Law of Solid Ground;
7- Law of Respect;
8- Law of Intuition;
9- Law of Magnetism;
10- Law of Connection;
11- Law of Inner Circle;
12- Law of Empowerment;
13- Law of the Picture;
14- Law of Buy-in;
15- Law of Victory;
16- Law of the Big Mo;
17- Law of Priorities.
We're coming to the last chapter of this book, and it's time to talk about this hard (but necessary) law: the Law of Sacrifice. Yes, my friend. You must sacrifice a lot to be the leader we want you to be. John Maxwell explains that with "a leader must give up to go up".
Think about the leaders who fought for freedom. Jesus, Mother Teresa, Martin Luther King, Gandhi… were any of these guys free? Absolutely not. They were persecuted, threatened… and at the same time, they were transforming people's lives and serving others. "The life of a leader can look glamorous to people on the outside, but the reality is that leadership requires sacrifice", says Maxwell.
I want you to be a leader, so I'd like to share you some facts about it:
1- There's no success without sacrifice;
2- Leaders are asked to give up more than others;
3- You must keep giving up to stay up;
It costs a lot to be a leader and it's not about money, my friend. It's about giving your energy and your time to serve others. "The heart of leadership is putting others ahead of yourself". Be prepared to have more responsibilities and less rights, if you want to be a leader. The higher you go, the more it's going to cost you. Are you willing to make the sacrifice? Comment here and see you next class!