Mary Knox Miller
I Am Still Listening
I need to take another moment to catch my breath and acknowledge the heaviness of the world.
The world has always been heavy - just not for all of us.
And so, I continue to listen.
I need to listen to better understand and tell the story.
When you choose to step into the role of leader (all of us can) after coming from a life of privilege, you must embrace humility.
Because a leader is the first one to say, “I don’t know, but I’m going to find someone who does.”
Because a leader will get in the trenches to help others rise out of discomfort and pain.
Because a leader cares more about empowering others than themselves.
I don’t know what the future holds - no one does. And yes, that’s really hard for a Type A, Enneagram 3 like me.
But I do know that I can give.
Give my time.
Give my knowledge.
Give my heart.
If I can show you all the mistakes I made so you don't have to, then I'm willing to put myself out there.
The best part of teaching is learning.
Every time I try to empower others with knowledge - the most valuable currency - I end up learning ten times more.
I want to learn from perspectives that are wildly different than mine. I want to be challenged. I want my eyes to open even further.
And so, I am listening.
What about you?