As I walked out the door toward the gate that would lead to my freedom, I knew if I didn’t leave my bitterness and hatred behind, I’d still be in prison. (Nelson Mandela).

A great man… a great leader … and how easy it is for us, not to have even been imprisoned to walk out of our gate with a daily does of bitterness and hatred for all those we’ve had in our life we deem worthy of it and to let it unwittingly impact our lives and relationships. Anything that holds us back to viewing anyone with the eyes of wisdom and understanding will truly stop us from leading.

Nelson understood this like so many other great people, and knew as a leader despite all he had been put through, it didn’t matter, he knew how to lead anyway.