I ride past the White House on my commutes. Barricades are up, bleachers are in place getting ready for Inaguration Day. Gotta say, I’m usually pretty grateful for the sights of such historical buildings and monuments but since Election Day, I pretty much seeth with disgust thinking about who will be occupying the Oval Office for (hopefully) less than 4 years.
No, this is not a rant about the PEEOTUS. <— LOL
Rather, I wanted to share a quote with you from Jocko Willink, badass Navy Seal amongst many of his other notable accomplishments.
Stay humble or get humbled.
It’s quite simple really. A true leader always has his/her “troops” in mind. Although there is discipline and structure imbued in a leader’s daily practices, an effective leader is also open minded and flexible, always seeking ways to improve and forge forward. That requires humility, always asking what they could’ve done better, either of themselves or from others.
Jackasses who lack humility are not leaders and cannot truly lead anyone, nor themselves to any true greatness. That is all. Good luck, America.