I am no leader.
I think I would be alright as one. My future goals hint at becoming one. However, no matter what I do, I still don't feel like a person that others can get behind.
But to get ready for the day when I will hopefully become a leader, I've started to dabble at a few things.
Hopefully someday I'll be ready to be a leader.
I mention all this because of an exchange I had with a friend the other day that helped put my life back in perspective. This person reminded me of the story of the drowning man who asked God to save him.
In that story, if you are unfamiliar, there is a big flood and a religious man asks God to save him. He ignores a bunch of attempts from other people who come along to rescue him expecting God to reach down from the heavens and pluck him to safety.
He finally dies.
When in Heaven, the man stood before God and asked, “I put all of my faith in You. Why didn’t You come and save me?”
And God said, “Son, I sent you a warning. I sent you a car. I sent you a canoe. I sent you a motorboat. I sent you a helicopter. What more were you looking for?”
I feel like there may be a moral there...maybe even one I can learn from.
Being a leader is not just about the end result. It's about making the choices and doing what is right as you move forward. As they say, it's more about the journey not the destination.
As insecure as I feel or as confused as I sometimes get, as long as I keep making the effort and providing others some form of benefit, entertainment, or affection then I must be doing alright.
The fancy titles and company prestige may never come, but that doesn't mean I'm not a good leader. Maybe I should start to reconsider my stance.
Maybe I am a leader.
And if I can be one, so can you.
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These are solely my thoughts and opinions and not those of my employer(s).