PERSONAL LEADERSHIP_Leading You

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Hello Steemians,

It's quite a long time, work and personal challenges have restricted me from being active on this great platform. I know I've missed a lot here, but it's going to be different this time.

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Please hold on a minute, if you think this article is for your pastors, church leaders, political leaders or whatever positional leader you know, then that's the very first impression I would like to correct.

Everyone can lead! Because everyone was made to lead! You can lead from any angle, top, middle or beneath. What I mean by this is that, you can effect a change from whatever level you find yourself. But you must first LEAD YOU.

I personally think there are three (3) different categories of people;

1. Those who make things happen
2. Those who watch things happen and
3. Those who things happen to.

I think the reason why there is so much confusion and frustration in our world today is simply because there are more people who sit back waiting for things to change for the better than those who take up the courage to make things (the better changes they greatly desire).

Take the world for instance, every part of a nation you go, you hear people with highly formatted arguments and logical analysis of diverse problems devastating their country (Africa is a typical example). Everyone seems to know how to diagnose/remedy the ailment ravaging their country rapidly, but it all ends there.

We are still the same people who masterminds all the wrongs in our offices/business and market places and pour the blame on the government. We usually excuse the cop/policeman collecting bribe, the student indulging in examination malpractice or any society ill by saying my nation is corrupt, our leaders are corrupt, so what choice do we have? I think we have a choice.

Now, wherever we've found ourselves on the chat; on top, in-between or below, we need to realize that we can lead, but first thing first. We need to unfold our hands, roll up our sleeves and get to work. Let me share two virtues as I likely call it which we need in order to lead.

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Sir Winston Churchill said and I quote

“Fear is a reaction. Courage is a decision.”

I want to share a little story. A schoolhouse was heated by an old-fashioned, pot-bellied coal stove in a little country. The fire was usually started by a little boy who had the job of coming to school everyday to keep the room warm before his teacher and classmates arrived.

One morning, on arrival, they found the schoolhouse engulfed with fire. But the brave boy made up his mind not to die, and to the amazement of the physician, he did survive. But the fire destroyed so much flesh of his lower limb, it would almost be better if he had died.

Since he was doomed to be a cripple, as he heard the physician telling his mum. He made up his mind that he would not be a cripple. But unfortunately there's no motor ability from the waist down. His thin legs just dangled there with no life in it. He was later released from the hospital, his mother will massage his legs everyday but there was no feeling and control. Yet his determination to walk was strong as anything, as he was confined to a wheelchair when he wasn't in bed.

To Be Continued...

Thanks for reading, until next time, I am Dklasic

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