Practice Playing Second Fiddle

Be devoted to one another in love.
Honor one another above yourselves.
Romans 12:10

If a strong musician backs up a weaker musician, the music often sounds much better. If team members fill in the gaps where a leader is weak, then the results are powerful.

If we as leaders support the people around us, we’ll help them become better men and women. It takes tremendous humility to support someone whom we perceive as less talented, less skilled, or less educated than we are.

So playing second fiddle can actually be more effective than playing first. Honoring someone above ourselves and watching them grow stronger is highly rewarding, and will make the whole team better off.

How much more would we gain if we practiced this daily? Everyone around us would grow, including ourselves.

Ben

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