WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2013
Be prepared to be questioned on your actions and worse, your intentions. Being a leader means being different. But while they profess to respect you and love you for being different that is exactly why they are also going to beat you mercilessly. Where you have no agenda other than the general good you will be accused of furthering a vested interest. Where your intentions are entirely honourable dark aspersions will be cast on your motives.
Assumptions will be made about you and perceptions will quietly be constructed. Then they will box you into a category and deal with you like something the cat dragged in. So you see, leadership is a very lonely business. With no one who can quite understand you or your actions. All your actions will be held up against the personal interest of those who are affected and then, even if there is a semblance of a conflict you will be condemned as being selfish or uncaring. So be warned, build your internal capacity to withstand pain. Conquer the need to be accepted and loved! Learn to be fearless by realizing that death is inevitable. No matter what you achieve, what influence and money you have, you will still, surely, die. So, why should you be afraid of anything or anyone ? Leaders walk a lonely path and are never afraid of standing up and being counted for their principles! Fame and wealth are fickle, principles are everything...that's the DNA of a leader!