How to Become the Leader in Your Life
Who are you and who are you becoming in your life?
Do you consider yourself a leader? Give some thought to that question for a minute. I bet that you can come up with at least one person who follows you, even if it is only yourself! Yes, most adults on the planet are leaders in some respect.
If you have a family, you are a leader. If you have younger siblings, you have most likely led them at some point in your life. If you are married, you are certainly a co-leader, and if you have children you are leading them.
Outside the home you are most likely a leader although you may not recognize it. Have you given anyone advice? If so, you are leading them, and they are following you, however briefly. When you are an example to anyone else in their life, they are following your lead.
At work it is very possible to lead while not having a leadership title or position. I led bosses a good part of my career. At times they were aware and at other times they were not aware, yet they followed my lead regularly.
Something I have noticed during my many years on this earth is how seldom people invest in their own personal leadership development. The investment in yourself can easily change the course of your life and multiply your results significantly.
Let’s look at one thing that is often missed in personal and corporate leadership development — taking charge as the leader in your life. This can be defined as:
“taking control of who you are and who you are becoming.”
The Role of Creating in Leadership
To lead is to create. To create more value in your life, for yourself, for others, you must continue to grow and change. How does one do this? Once you understand it is up to you and no one else to move your life forward, accept responsibility, and begin to work on yourself, you can begin. Otherwise, you will be stuck, or heaven forbid, go backward!
You can learn from the good things in your past, those things that nurture your future growth. If something in your past doesn’t serve your future, what do you do with it? Yes. What indeed? You don’t want it to drag you down or back do you?
Why would you choose to do something that takes you off course? If you develop a different perspective on your past, it can change who you are and who you are becoming.
Take the lead in your life and make the decision to let the past be past, take its lessons, and move forward into the future, with a renewed excitement! You can do it if you want. Or not. It’s completely in your control! You create the life you want, either intentionally or unintentionally. Better to be intentional don’t you think?
Become the Leader in Your Life
To lead yourself requires clarity in articulating what you wish to create. It must be seen. You must develop a vision of who you wish to become. The more clearly you see what you want to create...