Monday, March 24, 2014

I Don't Believe in Genetically Born Leaders

I hear so many times that some are made to lead, while others to follow. And while there may be some truth in that statement I don't believe someone can born to be a leader. I believe in discipline. I believe in hard work. I believe in fulfilling of dreams. I believe any of us can lead or can be led. I believe it is ultimately our choice. But how is that possible? Don't we have different personalities? Don't we have different professional objectives? Don't we have different dreams? Don't we born and live in different societies? Sure, we have, we are, we do. Than how could any of us become a leader or a follower? Well, society, family, and friends have a great impact, but at the end of the day it's up to you what to choose to do. Some choose to follow and be happy. Others choose to lead. Others try to find the balance between the two. I believe when there is someone to follow, you should do so. However, when there are some to lead, you should do so again. There is no way you can't be leaders for some and follow others. This is the only natural situation you can be in. There will always be things to learn from those smarter and wiser than you, and there almost always will be others willing to learn from you. If you only want to be a follower, you will never feel the appreciation and amazement of other young minds discovering your secrets. If you only lead, you will burn out very quickly. Your students and followers, if balanced between the two characters, will simply become smarter and wiser than you and will become leaders instead of you. That's why the most depressive persons I ever seen were followers without will to lead, or fallen leaders without hope to rise again.