My Friend Taught Me…

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.

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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.

With Gratitude,

Brian J. Lidle

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram: @brianlidle OR The Brian Lidle Company

About awakenandrise

Throughout my adult life I have worked in education. I have enjoyed this career to the fullest, but I have recently discovered there is more to me. As I asked the questions: "what are my gifts?" and "what is my purpose?" A whole new world of writing has revealed itself. The purpose - to inspire everyone to a greater life, greater connection, and to use their gifts to Awaken & Rise! My first book, "Awaken & Rise" is now available on Amazon! My purpose is to let you know, despite the lies and fear spread by this world and our society to keep you from living the life you dream about, it is possible. Just simply AWAKEN & RISE!
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2 Responses to My Friend Taught Me…

  1. You have a remarkable friend. It is important to acknowledge that you learnt so much from him. We must endeavour to stop defining and categorising ourselves and everyone and focus only on qualities of love, kindness, humility and gentleness. . Let us all remember the importance of friendship.

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