Leaders Let Go.
One of my favorite shows of ALL time is The Flash (Watch Here). The Flash has been my favorite superhero since I was a kid. Recently I was watching and I saw a clip that perfectly explained what I’d like to share. Leaders Let Go. Watch this clip!
In that scene, Jesse, was talking with her father Harrison Wells. Their discussion was about how he needs to let her go to be the hero for everyone else. You see, earlier in the episode, Harrison was insecure and afraid that Jesse would get hurt if she used her powers like Barry Allen (The Flash). He didn’t want her to get hurt. Harrison knew the abilities she had were unique and can make a huge difference in the world around her. He just couldn’t let go.
It was after a big event that forced her to use her powers that he realized that he was holding on too tight. That the girl he has been raising is ready to be let go.
Do you have someone on your team, that needs to go? Not fired…but empowered. Maybe they don’t need to leave, but they need to take a role that’s larger than they’re in now? That gives them the ability to be utilized the way God intended? Maybe they need to be released into a new part of their professional journey, and they need you to encourage them to do so.
Jesse was in conflict throughout the show. She wanted to use her superpowers to save lives, but she also wanted to honor her dad. She had an internal struggle and wanted her dad to support her and believe in her. Once her dad believed in her and let her go, she was able to freely use her power, her unique ability, her strength without reservation. She ran!
Today’s blog is a bit short, so I’ll leave you with this final thought.
When it’s time to let go, it’s hard but it’s worth it. It’s simple, but not easy. Be encouraged, you did a great job mentoring and leading that person.
It’s time to be a leader that lets go.