Madiba, in one word: Sacrifice. For 27 years, he sacrificed his life in prison for the freedom of South Africa. According to John Maxwell’s Law of Sacrifice: a leader must give up to go up. Nelson Mandela is a global elder statesman and his mastery of this law is one element that helped get him there.
Leadership without sacrifice is an illusion at best. Every successful individual is often clear on the sacrifices involved in their journey. Success never occurs without a trade off.
The cost of leadership is real. Someone has to pay the price. And guess what? The higher you go, the greater the price. In his book, The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership, John Maxwell said, “The only way to stay up is to give up even more”.
Now you know how to get to the top and stay there. What price are you willing to pay? What are you ready to give up for a brighter future? As we pray for Madiba’s recovery, we‘re grateful for his sacrifice and selfless service.
We love you Madiba!