Learning to Fly

One thing is for sure – falling is a good way to prove that you can fly.

I’m not scared, and that’s scary; or is it?  Have I always been this confident?  Am I really this confident?  I guess so, as evidenced by the past few days.

I never really thought I was a leader; but I lead, and I can take control.  People look to me to answer questions; to guide them when there is no direction.  And i never asked for any of it.

But I do it, because I know how to; and because it’s expected.  Maybe I put too much of the world’s weight on my shoulders, but isn’t that what real leaders do?

The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant. —Max DePree

A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves. —Lao Tzu

A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd. —Max Lucado

Not the cry, but the flight of a wild duck, leads the flock to fly and follow. —Chinese Proverb

I feel as though all of these are great to read over and ponder; and all of them mean something to me at this point in time.  But none of them explain my mindset; the patience, the calm, this sense of indestructibility.

One thing is for sure…I believe I can fly.