The Upside…

An upside means there is also a downside. The downside represents the negative. The upside is positive. No one likes to think about the downside. We like the upside.

In a recent trip to Oklahoma City, my flight home was delayed. Regardless of the amount of time, being delayed in getting home is never a positive event. The delay was certainly the downside. However, the upside is the plane arrived and we were able to finally reach home.

Why is it life and leadership cannot all be the upside? Is there a purpose to dealing with the negative struggles challenging life and leadership?

Spiritual leaders know the downside helps in developing an appreciation for the upside.
God’s perfecting power in our lives results from enduring the downside.
The downside is designed to equip us with an ability to help others who are suffering.

The difference is determined in the way leadership approaches these challenges. The downside is the fact challenges and problems are going to come. The upside is they are only temporary.

Lead with the hope of knowing there is an upside.

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