When William Booth said, “The greatness of a man’s power is the measure of his surrender,” he was talking about the upside of “giving in” to a powerful principle.
Opportunities for surrender often present themselves in one-on-one relationships. When a power struggle occurs and there is a battle for control, the governing principle has often been to force the other to give in.
Can you see places in your life where surrender can be to a noble value like collaboration, teamwork and partnership? Surrendering the ego’s need to be in control is a strategy that produces great results.
Where can you yield or surrender to loyalty, integrity, wisdom, health, love, friendship, hope and optimism?
Who can you stop resisting and begin to embrace through surrender to your core values?
Copyright 2009. E. B. Hutt Bush and Coaching for Results, Inc.