6 Ways Winston Churchill Inspired
“Before you can inspire with emotion, you must be swamped with it yourself. Before you can move their tears, your own must flow. To convince them, you must yourself believe.”
Winston Spencer Churchill is one of the most inspiring figures of the twentieth century. My favorite volume about his life is called “The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill Alone.” I am reading it for a second time. This reading has increased my understanding of what made Churchill one of the greatest leaders the world has ever known. One might argue he was the greatest. Here are six reasons I believe he could be considered the greatest, based on my reading of this book, which I simply call “Alone.”
- Passion – Churchill inspired with emotion, because he was swamped with it himself.
- Resilience – Churchill survived failure. As a result, failure no longer held him under its control.
- Confidence – Churchill believed he was here for a reason. As a result, neither difficulty nor defeat could stop his progress.
- Hard Work – Once defeated and in debt he had to write to survive financially. His work ethic was extraordinary.
- Friendship – Consistent in everything he did was a desire for and capacity to build relationships.
- Courage – Through staggering opposition and criticism he kept going confident he alone was right about Hitler.