“Great leaders are emotionally mature, they fully embrace who they are and who they are not.”

When your sense of success, significance, and satisfaction are derived from comparing yourself to others you are no longer the leader of your own future.

When emotionally mature people feel good about something that they’ve accomplished, they do not let anyone’s opinions or similar accomplishments take that away from them.

While it is difficult to turn off your reactions to what others think of you, don’t fall in the trap of comparing yourself to others. Always take the opinions of others with a grain of salt.

Your personal value is determined by your creator—not by you or anyone else. Your value to yourself and others begins with a high regard for the value God invested in you. If you don’t see the value God put in you, why would anyone else see it?

Humility is seeing God’s value in yourself and using it to bless others. Arrogance is seeing the same value, however, you use it to advance yourself, your own agenda, and for your personal well-being. Humility is the anecdote for giftedness.

You are a prototype, there is no one else in this world like you. No one else in the world has your fingerprint, your eye print, or your voice print! How do you honestly find a comparable to a prototype?

In China if you say, “Your one in a million,” there’s still 1,371 others just like you. Be the best leader you can be, there is only one of you!

Mature leaders don’t allow themselves or others to inflate their ego because of who they are. But, neither do they allow anyone to diminish their value because of who they are not.

“I am what I am by the grace of God.”

I Corinthians 15:10