Leaders are not born. They are developed. They are just like everyone else, except they have chosen to move outside their comfort zones in order to pursue their vision. They are the explorers, the pioneers, those who are willing to put sweat and passion into their ideas, the courageous who are willing to embrace disappointment and two steps back if it means eventual success.
Are you a leader? Or do you have a thickly-drawn boundary around yourself, indicating your safety zone? Are you willing to embrace change if it means making the impact you desire? Does what you want matter so much that it’s an internal part of you? Or are you just playing around?
You can do what you wish, of course. But there’s a dreamer inside all of us. The differences between a dreamer and a leader are wishful thinking versus planning, failing versus succeeding, imagining versus doing. Are you ready to lead? Or are you sleeping your days away?
So, leader, what does the visionary in you want to do? When you think of leadership, who comes to mind? Put your answers in the box below.