Reposted from Leadership Freak:
“Don’t feel bad if you haven’t mastered the shift from serving self to serving others. It’s a journey. I don’t know about you, but self-serving attitudes come naturally to me. Servant-leadership is aspiration more than destination.
You can preach service till you’re blue in the face, but humility changes everything. Arrogance serves self. Humility serves others. The more you contribute to something outside yourself the greater you become.
The journey toward servant-leadership is the path to profound impact and rich leadership. The thing that holds you back is focusing on your needs and wants. I’m not suggesting you become a martyr. Take care of you so you can take care of others.”