Taking on a leadership role and putting forth the effort to initiate that role are no easy tasks. Yet in order to see any kind of growth and increase that’s exactly what you need to do. When you take on leadership you are in charge, so to speak, of the “project.” Everyone begins to look to you for guidance and approval. They see you as the commander, the chief, the go-to person. While your leadership role is important in good times as well, it is critically important in the not-so-good times.
Leadership and initiative go hand in hand. You cannot have one without the other. Leaders are the ones who initiate actions to get from point A to point B. When you are the one initiating those actions you have, in a sense, taken on the leadership role. Be it temporarily or permanently, the one that takes the initiative is the one that leads.
To be an effective initiator and leader you need to have gratitude. Not only to your Higher Power for giving you such responsibility, but also to your followers for looking up to and believing in you. Be it one person or one million, you are guiding someone down a path without knowing 100% what the end results will be. They are trusting you to get them there safely with their own lives still in tact. They have put faith in you to do what they don’t know how to do. That is a big responsibility; one that you should be grateful to them for trusting you with.
This can be utilized in your personal and professional life, but you all know I strive to focus on the professional side only. At any rate, however you see fit, apply this aspect to your life. In fact, apply all Thursday aspects to your life. If you’ve been following me since day one you know that Thursdays are the days I focus on having gratitude. No matter what you are doing in life, initiating, following, planning, growing, etc. they all require some level of gratitude – which is the ULTIMATE level! That cannot be overlooked. In fact, it’s worth repeating incessantly. HAVE GRATITUDE FOR EVERYTHING YOU DO IN LIFE!
Leading is not something to take lightly. The actions you take are not to be taken lightly. You have positioned yourself on the front lines. You are the first thing others will see in regards to your goals. Be it personal or professional, your family or your colleagues, your closest friends or those that look up to you, give them someone positive to be led by. Give them a reason to believe in you. Give them all you have – and more!
You took initiative to get started. They are now following your lead. Be grateful for that!
Rockstarr ~ Over & Out