Endurance & Strength
● Running away from a problem doesn’t ever solve it; the problem becomes what defines you the more you run away from it.
● We can be broken, but it’s all an achievement at the end. For Leon, his faith has helped him keep this perspective and reminds him that there is something worth overcoming for. Everything is just for a season.
● There is a big stigma around mental health diagnoses; people don’t often talk about it because they don’t want to deal with other people’s problems.
● Miscommunication can cloud the conversations we have with the people who care about our well-being. Leon notes that suicide can add the worst type of burden for loved ones.
● It is always through endurance that we end up stronger and wiser; as much as we hate to go through the trials, they make us who we are.
● To surmount our challenges, we have to wake up to face each day, and continue to wake up each day.
Revolutionary Leader’s Mantra: For Leon, this comes down to faith. While influenced by his parents, his own journey taught him the strength of faith. Leon uses the parable of the 5 talents to shape the perspective of how he sees the world around him. For him specifically he relates to the son who receives only 1 talent and hides away. If you don’t hide yourself away, you’ll receive the same as the sons with 5 and 2 talents. Revolutionary Leader’s Weekly Challenge: For anyone struggling with similar thoughts of suicide or a mental health diagnosis, know someone cares about your truth – your experience is valid! Find someone who makes you feel heard so you can start taking steps forward. Subscribe: Please visit Kristie’s website for more resources and contact information. Resources: Kristie’s WebsiteiRise Leadership InstituteFacebookKristie’s YouTube ChannelKristie’s Instagram
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