You’re not chosen to be a leader – you choose to be a leader. Leadership is not about what you do for a living, but how you approach life.
Leaders make different choices than followers. Leaders don’t wait for someone to do something for them. They are bold and take the initiative to do what needs to be done – even if it scares them to do it.
Leaders don’t wait for a helping hand to lift themselves up. They climb ahead and use their lofty perch and strong arms to lift others up to their level.
Leaders don’t just do all that’s expected of them and accept their just reward. They do more than what’s expected of them for the same reward.
You say you have so many weaknesses. You say you’ve failed before and know you’ll fail again. You say you’re too scared to be a leader. Well, that’s as good a place as any to start your journey as a leader.
I’m Brandon Marshall, a writer from Memphis, Tennessee, and I’ve written for many leaders in my career. The most important thing I’ve learned from leaders is that you don’t have to have a fancy title, big salary or perfect life to be a great leader. You have to have a strong purpose, an interest in helping your followers grow and the willingness to sacrifice for the benefit of a greater cause to be a great leader.
This world desperately needs great leaders … in all kinds of roles and in every walk of life. Give me a chance to convince you that you can become one of the great leaders that your community needs.
Stop telling yourself you can’t, because you can.