They say that leadership is a two-way street…Well, I don’t know who “they” are, but it sounds appropriate, and there was no greater display of that observation than what we had this past week in Colorado.
During the twenty-hour car ride with one of my co-leaders, we discussed our expectations, fears, and hopes for our M-Trek, and one area of consensus was the hope that all our Trekkers would be at least somewhat flexible. Hey, it’s not bad to harbor wishful thinking, especially after returning from an intense summer.
And we weren;t the least bit disappointed. Moreover, I discovered something even more humbling: these Ross kids get better and better. As they, first apprehensively then more openly, recollected their career and personal highlights to us, I once again returned to that state of humility I first experienced when getting admitted off the waitlist. I truly am blessed to be in Ann Arbor, surrounded by a giant-sized handful of passionate young people, and this was the exact place and time for me to remember such things.