We often hear of people leading others, be it in society, a country or an office but have you ever thought about what it will take to become a leader in life?
First of all, you need to sit down and introspect how have you been living in the past.
Ask yourself these questions:
- Am I responsible for myself?
- Do I have a humble attitude towards people?
- Am I open to learning anything new?
- Am I a risk-taker?
- Do I feel gratitude for everything I have?
- Am I inquisitive to know more?
- Do I actively participate in other things happening around me?
- Can I do tasks assigned to me singlehandedly?
- Do I keep myself updated with current situations in life?
- Do I like interacting with people and try to help them with solutions?
- Do most of the people respect me for who I am?
- Do I have confidence in what I do?
- Am I open for criticism?
- Do I have the habit of listening to other people and trying to understand what they say?
- Am I a disciplined person?
If any of your answers to the above questions are no, it means that you are more of a follower than a leader currently.
You need to practice on a daily basis to develop the qualities you want to possess.
There are some people who have inborn qualities of a leader. On the contrary, there are other people who have to consistently work upon themselves to be a leader.
If you are someone who wants to become a leader (everyone has the potential within them to be a leader), just focus on these 7 areas and work on them regularly:
1. Be Responsible
Take responsibility for your actions. Be it right or wrong, be accountable for whatever you do.
2. Be Humble
If you will be kind, and humble in your approach, people would like to come to you, share their problems with you, trust you and believe in you.
3. Be Adaptable And Innovative
Change is the new truth of life. Leaders are those who keep themselves ahead of others in whatever they do. If everyone has the same set of knowledge and thinks the same way, no one is going to value the leader. Think of new ideas all the time, how can you make things better in your life? What would be the best possible solution? What are the current trends going on?
4. Be A Risk Taker
We have not come into this life just to complete our days and go. If you want to become a real leader in your life, don’t settle in what you already have or you already know rather you should always explore new things, always experiment with the new possibilities.
5. Be Genuine
This is the most important of all. You should always be honest with yourself, everybody has some strong and weak areas in them, it’s important for one to acknowledge and continually work towards one’s betterment.
6. Control Your Mind
You have the whole power to control your mind from materialistic pleasures. Build your own set of rules and drive your mind towards greatness and a purposeful life. Remember, only you can do it.
7. Be Decisive
It’s important for you to make the decisions for your life solely, you must be the deciding power. At the same time, you should always be open to taking the suggestions from other people for your own good.
You see, it’s very important for one to be a leader of their own life, else you will always have to follow what others decide.
It may take a short time for some and longer for others to develop these qualities which will also depend upon your individual capabilities and determination, but if you go consistently towards your goal, you can surely become the leader of your life.
“be the leader you would follow.”