We are all Leaders
I love leadership, it’s one of my biggest passions. Learning how to be a better leader, how to lead others and how to lead myself. One of my goals in life is to ‘Raise Leaders’ in any capacity. Far too often we leave leading to the experts but today I want to encourage and empower you to understand that…
We are all leaders.
Yes, you, me and old mate walking down the street. We are all leaders in our lives. Whether you like it or not you are leading people, your friends, your colleagues or your family members. You could be leading them to work harder, stay focused or you could be leading them to watch more television or go outside more often.
Most people hear the word leader and associate it with someone older than them, more accomplished or someone in authority. When many people hear this they would get intimidated and say, “I don’t want to be a leader”, “I don’t have the skills” or “I don’t know how to lead”. However, I would argue that no matter where you are in life, you are a leader and there is someone following you or looking up to you!
Leadership is not always position, sometimes we are given leadership opportunities, but in your every day life you are created to lead. We are have a measure of leadership qualities within us and it’s up to us to discover them and to build into them.
So today, I simply ask two things::
How are you leading yourself?
Before you can lead others, you must first lead yourself. What is your vision for your life? How are you working to achieve it?
In my bedroom, I have a vision board. Filled with photos from magazines, my personal life, quotes etc. It helps to me to see everyday what my vision is, where I want to be and who I want to be, so I can achieve my goals.
Be better today than you were yesterday! How are you improving yourself today?
How are you leading others?
Some people lead consciously, and others unconsciously. It’s important for you to recognize how you are leading the people around you. Are you encouraging them or discouraging them? Do you build them up to be a better person? Do you lead people on a sports team? In class? At home?
Leadership is a responsibility to see the best brought out in people.
We are all leaders, don’t be daunted, be empowered. Dream bigger and live better!