The Path to the Top
If the top of the church food chain is where you want to be, do not look to be in front of people. Get behind them. There is more room back there anyway. This extra space makes it easier for you to be yourself. You will grow your influence by growing people. While everyone else is crowding the front, and contorting their lives around being celebrated, you will actually be living a life of meaning and purpose.
The more you get behind people, the more people will get behind you. One day, you may turn around and discover more people are behind you than ever would have been if you had given up your authentic-self in an attempt to take the short cut to get in front of them. Living this way gains people’s trust instead of just their attention. When you find your success in helping other people find God and their own success, you have uncovered the key to lasting influence.
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