What it really means to be a leader

Have you ever been so passionate about something that you would undeniably sacrifice yourself to protect that thing? 

Or have you cared so much about that person, thing, or cause that you didn’t even think about your own benefits but only theirs?

All these things are qualities of a great leader. You are a beautiful masterpiece. We, mankind, are meant to create impacts on our world. And you know, you ARE a leader. Why? You might ask, no, I can’t be a leader, I know this guy and he’s a leader. Or you might say, pshhh, me a leader, I’m absolutely petrified at the thought of public speaking.

But you know what? You can push those thoughts out of your mind. Because you might not know it, but you ARE passionate about something. It’s deep under the crevasses of your loving heart, but it’s there. There’s that one thing, you undeniably live for everyday. Or you might be thinking right now that life isn’t worth living. And that’s all right, I’ve been there, for longer periods and shorter days, but the one thing I want to tell you, is that you can do anything, and you will go do it. 

We as human beings have the unlimited resource of the power of our minds. If we tap into all the potential power from our mind, we can achieve our goals, we can make our dreams come true. 

You know what, I don’t want to see another person suffer from something they cannot control, losing many family  and friends to cancer makes me really angry but determined about the topic of cancer.

Is there something in your life that you care about? Have you ever considered just by caring about that enough, and taking action to stop something from occurring, or progressing something that you are a leader?

I learned this week from the Global Leadership Summit, that a leader isn’t someone who’s just good at public speaking, or manages other people, or makes the best decisions, or moves the company forward, and you get the picture. 

A true leader is a  person who is so passionate about what they love, and is willing to sacrifice themselves and go the extra mile to protect the very vision that they hope to see.
And leadership is the action of unlocking potential in others, and leaving a beautiful legacy behind. It’s not management but taking initiative in your dreams/aspirations to not only help make the world a better place but to care for others and help them be better people. It’s all about serving others, not for your own selfish reasons.

So what legacy are you going to make on the world?

When your dash between the date you were born to the date you die, is written on your tombstone, what will people still remember that is yours. That something that will not perish, or rot away like the perishable flesh of our bodies. But what legacy will you and must you leave behind?

You are capable of anything. And I tell you, I was lucky to be inspired, but I know my job is to inspire someone and make someone happier because I was unhappy for a really long time and I don’t want anyone else to feel that. So I’m telling you, I believe in you, I know that you can go make a difference in the world and be a leader. A leader who cares, a leader who impacts, a leader who loves.

You, YES, you! Whatever it is that you have abandoned as a dream, or pushed away the thought due to life’s circumstances, go pursue it right now. Time does not wait for anybody! And you know if you think it’s too late, it’s not. Whenever you put your mind to something you really want to do that is for others, it will really work out. Maybe not the way you think or want it to work out, but trust me things always have a way of working out. 

xoxo,

Cecilia

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