Have you ever thought about being a leader? The sooner you start the better.
First, I want to start with adults who may be getting by with a middling job, paying the bills and are generally okay with things – but they could be better. Leadership in this sense doesn’t have to mean taking over your company’s department or coaching a youth sports team; it could simply mean doing those things that you’ve been putting off. Many adults do just enough to get by. Someday, they tell themselves, they’ll pick up all the pieces and be the person they were always meant to be. Unfortunately, that day is never today. That day is always in some vague period in the future, perhaps a few weeks or a month or so.
I am a man of hope. I don’t believe leaders are born, but rather they’re taught. Ideally, children are taught lessons in leadership at an early age, but not everyone has that luxury. We don’t always choose the lessons we learn or the teachers, coaches and other leaders we are given. This can set us on a trajectory that is less than idea. But, as adults, we have greater freedom to choose what we do and who we can be.
With that in mind, why not take the first step today? It can be a baby step, and tomorrow can be two baby steps – whatever it takes to get some kind of momentum. That baby step could be doing something in an effort for a healthier diet. Who knows, sooner or later you may contact that relative you’ve been putting off calling for months or perhaps years. These steps toward greater leadership in your life will feel good. Solidify the gains and, after a while, look into how you may discover deeper principles on leadership.
In this blog I will delve into what some of those principles include and how it applies to all people, including children.