hunger and humility

By August 30, 2010Leadership

Successful leaders, entrepreneurs, or even pastors, are odd mix of two things: hunger and humility.

A leader who refuses to settle for the status quo because new ground remains to be gained is hungry.  An entrepreneur who is willing to eat Ramen noodles and mac-n-cheese in order to put more money into his business is hungry (in more ways than one!).

To be successful, a person must have a hunger for more … for more growth, more expansion, more quality, more effectiveness, more simplicity.

At the same time, they must have a deep humility that recognizes the limits of their own abilities.  It takes humility to say, “I don’t know” or “I’m sorry.”  A humble leader will be content to serve in the background while someone else is in the spotlight.

Hunger and humility.  Do you have what it takes to be successful?