Sir Isaac Newton once said, "If I have seen further than other men, it is because I have stood on the shoulders of giants.”
There is no such thing as a self-made leader. Every true leader is a product of the parenting, teaching, coaching, mentoring, and guiding that has gone before them. Since we cannot do anything great on our own, we should all strive to seek out Giants and ask for help. Here are a few ways you can go about finding your Giants:
1) Think about the areas of your life that you are passionate about. You need to look for Giants who are skilled in those areas.
2) Be intentional about making time to be mentored or coached and be bold in asking for help. Never get discouraged if someone is unwilling to help. The timing might not be right for them and there are plenty helpful Giants out there.
3) Always be willing to be someone else's Giant. You never know when something as small as listening and giving a few encouraging words can make a huge impact on someone’s life.
I have been blessed to be surrounded by some incredible Giants in my lifetime. Since I will never have enough room to acknowledge all of them appropriately, I will list a few who have made a huge impact in my life. A big thank you to Mike & Kay Lowe, Graham & Betty Lowe, Bill & Grace Adkins, Lee Wooddall, John Irby, Ron Turner, John Kelly, Vic Maxey, Clif Inge, Reid Dove, Bill Scott, Cam Lanier, Michael Youssef, and Jim Balkcom. Your positive influence will have a lasting impact that will outlive us all.