How would we describe the adventure, purpose, nature, challenge, essence, opportunity, secret, spice, and beauty of life?
William Arthur Ward sums it up this way: “The adventure of life is to learn. The purpose of life is to grow. The nature of life is to change. The challenge of life is to overcome. The essence of life is to care. The opportunity of life is to serve. The secret of life is to dare. The spice of life is to befriend. The beauty of life is to give.”
Learning, growing, changing, overcoming, caring, serving, daring, befriending and giving are the key elements to the activity of great leaders.
However, additional words found in Ward’s thought are also significant to understanding our leadership. These words are connected to the opening question.
These lists are interdependent and key to a life well lived. Also, each word is intricately positioned and lend to the development of godly leaders.
Consider how we might incorporate each of these words one day or one week at time to lead as God intends us to lead.