Leadership is a choice, not a rank. A leader is someone that looks out for the people on each side of them. A leader is willing to take the risk before anyone else does, to sacrifice so that their people may gain. A leader is comfortable in the trenches. This is what a leader does. Being a great leader is analogous to that of a parent. They offer us support, education, opportunities to try and fail, and discipline when necessary, all so that we can achieve more than they could ever imagine for themselves.
Conflict can be very difficult for us. Just thinking about it makes us anxious. The preconceived notion of conflict being a win or lose collision with others guides us to great lengths to avoid the cognitive and emotional stress that accompanies it. Conflict can manifest at a low intensity, escalate to anger and aggression, and influence people to do irreparable damage to their relationships.
It’s never too late to self-actualize. In today’s digital age it has never been easier to be a part of the conversation and to share your ideas. You’ll never truly nullify cravings to be more than ordinary, so give yourself a chance. Life may pass you by if you resist changing and growing. You’ll remain stuck, bored, and unfulfilled. Don’t go through life not doing what you were made to do. Both the wide easy path of being average and the narrow path of your dreams start at the same place.