Bishop T.D. Jakes’ Powerful Advice for Leaders: ‘Learn From the Lows How to Handle the Highs’

UPDATED: June 8, 2023
PUBLISHED: June 5, 2017

Bishop T.D. Jakes breaks down leadership in the simplest way, encouraging us to learn to ride the highs with the lows.

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“Whenever I am stressed out, it’s an indication that I don”t have the strategy or the structure for where I”m at. Stress is a warning bell that you need to reboot, recalibrate, and either change your structure or your strategy,” Jakes says. “But no matter whether things are going up or going down, always remember that you would not be stressed or frustrated if you were not close to what you were trying to achieve.”

“If you”re going to be successful, you learn from the lows how to ride on the highs.” Bishop T.D. Jakes

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Running time: 25:13

Filmed April 2017 at SUCCESS Live in Dallas

Jakes is the senior pastor of The Potter’s House @TPHDallas in Dallas, Texas. He is the author of the No. 1 New York Times bestsellers Instinct and Destiny, as well as host of @TDJakesShow.