We all want to be leaders. We like the energy and vibration even behind the word. We picture a leader as somebody powerful and in charge. A leader is a person, who controls the situation, influences, persuades, and makes a difference.
If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. ~John Quincy Adams
The majority of people associate leadership with holding high-ranking management positions, where leaders have got to have incredible skills, effective strategies, broad vision, ability to persuade and control, good judgment and always make right decisions. Isn’t it bit overwhelming and intimidating for a person, who doesn’t hold a leadership position? In fact, everything great begins with something small, but meaningful.
True leadership starts with developing a strong personality of yours. You can be a leader right in this moment of your life. A true leader is first of all a developed personality who is in charge of his or her life. Before influencing and persuading others you have to learn to influence and persuade yourself. Are you in charge of your emotions, your thoughts and your mind? Are you able to think independently? Are you growing and expending despite difficulties and challenges? Life can be hard sometimes, but your ability to interpret everything from an empowering perspective makes you a leader. You cannot change the world but you can develop an intelligent attitude towards it, so it benefits you in every possible way. That’s what makes you a leader. A leader is a person who sees opportunity at every corner.
Next time, when you face a problem before automatic negative reactions ask yourself, how would leader behave in this situation?
If you learn to turn your own life experience into inspiration for others, you can proudly identify yourself as a leader.
The very first step to becoming a strong leader is by creating resonant relationships with people around. Great leaders are in tune with others by spreading the positive energy and empowering emotions. Outstanding leaders know that the music of leadership is emotions. Great leaders help inspire and manage the emotions of others. You don’t convince people by rational arguments, you convince people by emotional arguments, and then you use the rational proof to make yourself feel better. Good leaders bring about the best in you, you know with your heart, because they excite you from within.
Great leaders listen; they literally take in the experience fresh. Great leaders see what is not usually seen by others;. Great leaders are learners. They read, they listen, they study. Great leaders go deep, they don’t stay on the surface. They lead because they are prepared.
We all have the leadership potential within us. The difference is that some have awakened it and are using it while others haven’t. The choice is up to you. “Lead, follow or get out of the way.” ~ Thomas Paine