Not everybody has leadership qualities. It’s important for all of us to know that before leading others, one must vigorously lead ourselves. Leading yourself is not such an easy task as you might believe. It needs practice, determination and constant efforts. Before you can lead others, you must be able to lead yourself.
Always remember that if you cannot lead yourself others won’t follow you. If you cannot lead yourself others won’t respect you. If you cannot lead yourself others won’t listen to you. If you cannot lead yourself others won’t trust you. If you cannot lead yourself others won’t understand you. Most importantly, if you cannot lead yourself how will you make a difference? Leadership is all about demanding that it be created from noble disciplines. It requires an elevated sense of mastery with practice, skills, desires and commitment. It begins with leading ourselves to understanding, acknowledging, and attending to our insides. It is the fundamental and necessary building block to greatness.
You will have to set your standards high. Do the best that you are capable of doing. Do everything to bring forth your personal best. To lead yourself successfully is a self knowing effort that you made to become the best of which you are capable of. The better you are at leading yourself the better the chance you are at having a positive impact on others.
Not only this, but you must lead from within. The truth is we need each other so as to learn from each other, to lead ourselves and to lead by example, because we are joined by a common cause. We can increase the quality and quantity of heart based leaders around the world by leading from within. Leadership is not about others. It is first and foremost about you. Are you a good leader of your mind and your sense organs? Can you direct those in the desired direction? Because once you can answer all of this, you can definitely lead others and be a good leader at that.
The journey that one takes in hope and search of leadership qualities within oneself will open quite some doors for you. For leading yourself in the true sense you have to learn about yourself. You will have to unravel yourself to be able to lead yourself. Once you have done the challenging part, the unchallenging parts like leading others will come naturally to you.