I spend a lot of time on the blog lamenting the condition of our nation and our world. One of the reasons I do that is a personal belief that the solution to all the troubles lies within each of us. It is clear to me that we can fix the world if we can just fix ourselves, and that the only true solutions are brought about through individual responsibility within ourselves and in our homes.
I recently read and then listened to a little book by John G. Miller, author of QBQ! The Question Behind the Question. I felt it so powerful that I have recommended it to several of my friends and family. And now I have come across this terrific post by John G. Miller on Michael Hyatt’s blog. Let me give you a feel for it….
Leadership at home is captured in this statement: My child is a product of my parenting. Any other view of parenting is irresponsible folly. Excuse-making is never part of a leader’s world. The unaccountable parent who goes to work and criticizes others for acting entitled, fails to ask, “Am I creating entitled children at home?”
And that led me to a closely related post on the same blog by Kelly Combs, here is the teaser….
The future is in our hands. My kids will grow up and leave home one day. My job is to prepare them for that. I won’t always be around to rescue them or give advice. I mentor them now, with the goal that they will know what they should do, even when I’m not around to tell them. A good leader trains his people well, because he knows the importance of raising up new leaders.
I strongly urge you to read both articles in full. You can access them by clicking on the linked words. The future has been put in our hands, it’s time we each grabbed a tight hold on it, and pushed it in the direction we want it to go.