“Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.”Oprah Winfrey
It is easy to find people that will make you a priority when it is to their benefit, but what about when you really need them to help you? Do you have a list of people that you know would answer the phone and help no matter what?
I am a person that struggles to reach out to others at times “because I don’t want to be a burden” and because I was taught growing up to be incredibly self-reliant. That doesn’t get it done when life and leadership gets tough.
You need to have people there that will support you and know that you will support them, no matter what. I am reminded of one of my favorite verses in scripture when I read this quote. “A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.” Hebrews 17:17 ESV Having that friend and brother (or sister) to rely upon is critical in life.
I challenge you to think about these two questions and cultivate that list of folks that you know will get on the bus with you when the limo breaks down.
- Who is on your short list to call when you are challenged and need help fighting a battle?
- Whose list are YOU on? Who knows that they can call on you anytime for anything?