Do you remember in school when you were a line leader? You may have wanted to be chosen but wasn’t brave enough to raise your hand or beg to be the line leader. This made me think of what it takes to be a true leader.
If you consider yourself a leader, check the following of people who follow you. Do they respect you and want to be around you? What is their character and who do they influence?
A leader is a person with a positive attitude, does the right things and even admits their mistakes. They think in every situation, have a mental toughness and make adjustments in order to succeed. A leader is all about truth, living right, positive relationships, healthy relationships and growing, leading by example. A leader will have a good attitude. A leader knows his strengths, doesn’t lose focus or get distracted by that which is insignificant but knows how to move forward to what is important. A leader is not arrogant but confident showing faith instead of reacting out of fear. A leader doesn’t focus on the past or what happened that really sucked in their life but a leader focuses on the future, sees a bigger picture. A leader is a person who works with the team and does what no one wants to do, even when you gave the job to someone else and it’s not done always putting others first. Their teamwork makes the dream work. A leader gets things done and keep the focus of the task in mind. A leader can keep the flow going, not cause more issues or drama within the team. A leader makes decisions instead of waiting around to be told what to do and when the decisions are made it is for the betterment of the team or group which most people may or may not agree on the decision. A leader is finding something and learning something new everyday, a novice at all times with a teachable spirit. We know you are what you read and studied yesterday, you are the people who you hang out with. A leader takes advice from those who are more influential, learns from them and acts with wisdom. A leader is a person who works with others in love with healthy confrontations and not passive anger issues ready to go and spout off to those who they wish or on public media to get it off their mind just for agreement or acknowledgement (although it might make you feel better to do so). A leader doesn’t have to be acknowledged because they realize it is God who gives them the increase in the right timing. A leader will get acknowledgement sooner or later, not just a want to be superstar or have a name title in front of others. A leader doesn’t have the victim mentality that everyone is out to get them, or a spirit of entitlement for their gifts or talents. A leader promotes others on the team as they humble themselves. Leaders make at least one person they care about happy every day other than focusing on self. Ask yourself this question: What was the last conversation you had with someone outside your family? Was it positive or negative? We must ask ourselves if the lasting expression we have made on others around us because this tells the true self of how they view you as a leader. Sometimes it takes time to change impressions from the past. A leader must believe in themselves and most important believe in God to guide you through life and all its challenges.