“What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal.” Albert Pike
This is one of my favorite quotes. There is some powerful implication behind this thought for leadership.
We live in such a self-centered world. Our efforts and concerns tend to be primarily structured in a “what’s in it for me” mentality.
The selfish mindset is so subtly developed and so difficult to overcome. Reading the first line of this thought should motivate us to at least address the struggles of self. What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us. Wow!
Think about the significance of this thought as it would relate to spiritual leadership. Our leadership will fail miserably and our legacy will be devoid of meaning unless we learn the last half of this thought.
One simple application, yet it summarizes the need for great leadership. All we do should be done for others and the world. This is what truly lasts. Think Souls!