Everybody has bad days. Bad days come and go. How we respond to bad days is a reflection of our growth and character. Sometimes people compare their bad days to others as a means of justifying their behavior when they are having a bad day. This, of course, is not acceptable. The best thing we can do is own up to having a bad day and do what we can to not project our bad day onto others.
It is no secret that I am a Christian. So, I look to my faith for examples on how to govern myself. When I look at people in the Bible, I see that all the great leaders of the Bible frequently had bad days. If you think about it, when you are leading and making progress, there will be people who will not like it. They will do everything they can to assassinate you in more ways than one. People will attack your character and some will go so far as to want to eliminate you permanently.
Still, how you navigate this toxicity matters. I look at how Jesus responded on His ultimate bad day and have come to realize that, where I am at this moment, I can honestly say I am not at the level where I can do what Jesus did. Through His persecution, suffering, and Crucifixion, He said nothing. He didn't lash out; He didn't fight back. He endured. He endured because there was a greater purpose in what He was doing. As a leader, you have to know there is a greater purpose in what you do (personally and professionally). Someone is always watching you.
I've said this before: We are mentoring people we may never meet. Our lives are a reflection of our leadership. We are walking encounters, going somewhere to change someone's life. Everything we say and do impacts someone in some way. They may never tell us, but then there are times when someone will say, "I've been watching how you do ..." Leadership truly is a lifestyle. The measuring stick, the litmus test (if you will), is how we manage our bad days. #LoveandLight
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