Principled Leaders Everywhere

"For the want of a nail"

For want of a nail the shoe was lost.
For want of a shoe the horse was lost.
For want of a horse the rider was lost.
For want of a rider the message was lost.
For want of a message the battle was lost.
For want of a battle the kingdom was lost.
And all for the want of a horseshoe nail.

- Ancient Proverb

The Kingdom is not lost

Yet. But the (proverbial) kingdom is by no means out of danger. We find ourselves in a broken world; full of derision and destruction – even outright warfare. In moments like these, it is tempting to talk of heroism, of valour, of bravery… But what if the solution was much… Smaller?

The ancient proverb above, told in the form of a free verse, tells of how important a seemingly insignificant nail was in a critical moment. A nail is never just a nail, though, is it? A nail can be you or me. It can be the right person for the job. It can be the necessary skills to achieve a specific goal. It can be a kind word in a difficult situation.

You are the nail. And there is a kingdom only you can save.

Strength is not dependent on size

People like to joke that “dynamite comes in small packages” – especially when referring to short people. But there is an element of truth to it. Something can be small, yet immensely powerful. And just like the absence of a tiny nail can derail an impressive military victory, a person who does not fill the role they were destined to play can change the course of history.

Will you shy away from your moment?

Or will you be the nail at the exact moment a nail is needed most? We don’t all end up being famous. Our names are not necessarily written down in the annals of history. But that does not mean that our actions cannot cause a ripple in time.

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