You may have heard this as a kid, “there are leaders and there are followers.” As a kid it probably didn’t mean much, but think about it now as an adult. Is this true? Why or why not?
The fact of the matter is that the statement is true for the most part. Think about it for a second. Think about your job. Think about your family. Think about your relationships. There most absolutely are leaders and followers in all of those areas of your life.
Which one are you? Is this a choice that you make, or does it just occur?
Some people are born leaders and some followers, but everyone has the ability to be either one or the other.
Which one would you choose? Why?
Look at some famous people. Movie stars, comics, politicians, athletes, scientists, teachers. Do you think that these people have leadership qualities? Even those an athlete may have very strong legs, or this politician has a Harvard degree, or this comic is naturally funny they all still have leadership qualities that got them to where they are today.
Qualities such as persistence, dedication, drive, ambition, courage and mental fortitude. These people did what others would not. They took the steps. They made their own moves.
Think about some of your friends. Are any of these people leaders?
Are you a leader? Or are you a follower?
Well whatever your answer is you have a choice. If you are a follower then you absolutely have the choice to change into a leader. It will be tough though. You will have to come out of your comfort zone.
The highest paid people in the world are leaders without a doubt. Their income is a direct reflection of the value they hold and give back to the world.
So is it clear yet why leadership is so important in life?
If you are in a situation right now and want something more, or something better, chances are that you will have to become a leader. You will have to do what others aren’t doing. You will have to say goodbye to status quo and do what matters most.
Joey Fratantoni is an internet marketing consultant and business coach. To learn about leadership in internet marketing go to http://www.joeyfratantoni.com