Today is my Mother's birthday. I wrote this 2 years ago about my Mother, it will always apply.
My Mom has been an extraordinary role model for my whole life. Every single day, I watched my mom create success out of pain and suffering. Many times, I was caught up in my own turmoil to notice her battle. I never saw her cry unless she saw me crying first. She has always been steadfast, encouraging, and strong, and most importantly, she has never once held me back from pursuing what I wanted.
To me, leadership is not about saying no. No stifles creativity. Leadership is about encouraging people to find out how to make yes a possibility. Leadership is the guiding of those around you to find their why, to find the reason to keep going on when all around them is falling apart. Leaders inspire others to sacrifice for each other, and together, to break down the walls of impossibility. Great leaders understand that every moment matters, that every talk and every emotion matters, that every day is something to learn from. People like my mother are the quintessential examples of great leadership. I am thankful for my life and in the not so distant future, I will be giving back even more of what I have learned from the most incredible people on the planet like my mom.
Happy birthday mom.
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