August 26, 2022:
MVP: What do we do when we think we know where we are going but can’t see the destination?
Two weekends ago my son Collin and I hiked into one of my favorite places on earth, Black Balsam. Sitting like a crown on the Blue Ridge Mountains, Black Balsam offers stunning views. I never tire of this place and have come to know it well.
We hiked in about four miles, spent the night, and then began the hike out. I call these forays my 24-hour soul cleanse!
On our way out, the fog came in thick and heavy.
The stunning views were replaced by an eerie quiet.
I know this area well, so there was no fear of getting lost and I knew what I could see behind the fog.
I think we experience this as leaders too. We have to do something we know well. We know what the outcome will (or should?) look like, but everything is obscured.
It’s Friday, so let’s reflect: