The one self-destructing thing that prevents you from exploiting your full potential
An idea should trigger a barrage of questions in your mind.
The questions should pick your curiosity and lead you to finding answers.
Those answers would define who you are as a person — a leader or just a follower.
A leader is the person who is a self-starter. A little inkling is enough to spark a million ideas in a leader’s mind. A leader need not be told exactly what is to be done and how. They find their way. Good leaders sometimes find better ways. People remember them for their work. They make their presence felt. And most importantly, they command respect.
A leader is not one with titles, money or power, but one with a burning desire to know more and excel in life.
A leader won’t respond immediately or interrupt another person while talking — they would rather listen, understand, think, and then speak.
They would be two steps ahead of everyone else in their thoughts — they know what questions people might have — so they have pre-empted them.
If you identify as a leader in your team or organisation or on your own, ask yourself these questions :
- Are you someone who needs a procedure guide or do you find your own answers?
- Are you full of ideas or full of doubts?
- Do you have a burning desire to learn more?
- Do you take initiative or are content with what is being tasked to you?
If you are a leader, you already know which side of the equation you fall under. If you are not sure, fret not. You are at least honest. Acknowledging the problem is the biggest step in resolving a problem.
Most people would not even know they lack leadership skills, and that is the one self-destructing thing that would prevent them from exploiting their full potential. Unfortunately, they live under a farce that they are a leader when truly they don’t influence a single being.