Who you are is so loud I can’t hear a word you’re saying
Sometimes we as human beings, have the tendency to listen to the wrong advice. We hear tips and statements that we take as the gospel, when the sources those so called truths are coming from are questionable at best.
Let me put it this way. Would you sit and listen to a weight loss seminar from a person who is currently morbidly obese? Would you spend your entire weekend listening to them go on and on about how daily disciplines compounded over time make the difference in your weight control. During the lunch break you sit beside them. You have put together a sensible plate with vegetables, fruit and a small piece of grilled chicken. The speaker on the other hand, has loaded their plate with a rounded heap of fried and breaded, artery clogging food. They finish the entire plate, go back for seconds, and finish off the meal with a huge desert. Can you in good conscious listen to their advice on healthy living?
If you’re like me and the type of person who would make your way for the exit within the first fifteen minutes of hearing this contradictory propaganda; then why listen to just anyone without first looking at the persons character?
A person’s character and track record is what defines a person’s credibility. If they don’t have a good track record, you have to ask yourself if their advice is worth having. There are some people who could give me the most thought out, articulate, and persuasive invitation to follow them the world has ever heard and I still would run the in opposite direction. Not because I don’t enjoy a good presentation, but because I know anything that’s associated with that person would be disaster.
On the other hand there are those who don’t have to say very much and I will follow with little information. “Hey, I know you don’t have a lot of details yet, but whatever you decide count me in.” The greatest recruiter in the world had one of the worst recruiting lines in the history of leadership. If any person who writes scripts for recruiters heard this they would absolutely cringe. His line was this, “Follow me.” That’s it. His name was Jesus of Nazareth. People chose to listen to him not for what he said, but for ALL HE WAS and IS.
Posted on September 15, 2013, in Beliefs that govern your actions and tagged Christian, encouragement, family, happy, How you should see yourself, Leadership, love, management, parenting, philosophy, success. Bookmark the permalink. 13 Comments.