This week, I had the great honor of being a guest writer for a blog that honor’s our friends and what they have taught us.
My friend taught me… the power of action is greater.
He has accomplished what many thought was improbable, yet he lives with great humility. He has conquered mountains, but sees himself as no different than anyone else.
His professional position carries with it great authority, but he is unconcerned about his standing. He works as a servant to those he leads.
When he loves; he does so by showing up, giving praise, and focusing on the needs of his family and friends. He is always second.
When he is challenged, he provides no excuse, no surrender, and no fear in failing. He simply works hard to overcome. His ego is non-existent.
My friend has taught me the power of his actions say more about who he is and what he believes than any words he could utter.
His life is the chorus singing about who he is and what matters. His legacy is grounded in his humility, his unmatchable desire to see others succeed, his tenacity, and the love he shares with us.
In today’s world we are pressured to define ourselves through achievement, promotion, possessions, and reputation; all in an effort to gain approval for the tapestry of who we are. But my friend has taught me it’s about how we serve others. It’s about our actions.
Gandhi said, “Be the change you want to see in the world.”
My friend taught me what that change looks like and I am grateful to follow his lead. But don’t take my word for it, let my actions speak.
Brian J. Lidle
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