Me: I know you have had the opportunity of going to churches and establishing yourself as a leader in a new culture with new people. What advice can you give me as I attempt to make a good first impression with new people in a new culture?
Pastor Busic: Just be YOU. YOU are the person they hired because they thought YOU were the best man for the job. If they would have wanted someone else they would have hired someone else but they chose YOU. Just be YOU and YOU will do great!
Not what I expected to hear. I was wanting him to give me a special formula for success but it was such good advice.
Too often we try so hard to be like someone else to our friends, family, spouses, employers, etc... but in all reality if they wanted someone else they would not have chosen us. Yes, we still strive for excellence in all that we do, but we do so in order to become stronger in who we are, not in who someone else is.
Scott Williams says it like this: Do You! It's a statement not a question.