So what is the #1 thing that separates GOOD leaders from GREAT leaders?

“All the great leadership journals and books echo one consistent characteristic: Great leaders are fiercely determined to ASSIGN PURPOSE to their PAIN.” ~ Jeanne Mayo

Now, I certainly don’t have decades of experience in leadership, but I do know this to be true in my own life. Just like everything else in life, we have a CHOICE in how we look at pain. Let me repeat, we have a choice in how we look at pain….not if we will ever have pain. The caves, valleys, and “failures” will come. The difference is how we behave in those moments.

I was listening to a podcast earlier yesterday that featured author and speaker Lysa Terkeurst. She said something that was so amazing, I couldn’t hold back in sharing. “Some of the things in your life that causes you the greatest pain are actually the greatest potential to help other people. If you want to be the successful entrepreneur, then you learn how to help people.”

Pain is the thing that makes you better.

Pain pushes you into purpose.

Pain is the thing that can save you from mediocrity.

Pain will make you good enough, but pain and passion together will make you great.

Pain is a gift.

Know that pain is temporary.

So I want to encourage you. My prayer is that you use pain in your life to propel you forward rather than wallowing in distress and defeat. If you don’t assign purpose, then you will only look back at the PAIN OF REGRET. Below is the link to the post I wrote about the book “Leadership Pain.” Powerful message that speaks on how you’ll only grow to the threshold of your pain. Be Blessed! Be Revealed!

Beauty and the Beast of Leadership Pain



  1. I personally can atest to one of those lines, pain definitely makes you better!! A month ago I marvelled at how beautiful and truthful scripture is when it tells us to rejoice in hardships, because these truly brig us closer to God and opens our eyes to the beauty that He is , and this pain propels us to what is called us to.
    Thank you for sharing!!!

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    1. Thanks for the comment. The pain doesn’t feel good at the moment, but when we can see purpose behind it…wow, God uses it and takes us to another level. There is beauty in it all 🙂 Blessings friend!!


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