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.