Sunday, May 20, 2012

“I like Kai, because he’s the leader.”

Bryce and I were just watching episodes of “Ninjago”. He made the above comment completely out of the blue. I am quite happy to know that our 6 year old already recognizes a leader, particularly one of the ‘good guys’.

Leaders are everywhere. All around us. Even in the mirror. Yep, that’s right. We are ALL leaders. Some are more vocal, while some are the quiet and reserved type. Leaders can lead without even really knowing it, or they can stand up on soapboxes and shout to the masses.

As active people, at whatever level, we are Leaders. Our actions serve to show other people who are looking for that ‘reason’ or ‘proof’ or ‘support’ that it CAN be done, and it doesn’t have to cost a lot of money for special dieticians, gym memberships, or fancy clothes. Wellness and improved fitness is pretty much readily available at our fingertips 24/7. Lead the way.

From the front. Lead from the front, not the back. What do I mean? Put another way I could say, “Lead by Example”. What kind of an example are you setting? Is it one that others could follow? Is it one that YOU should follow?

I often look at my actions with these questions in mind, and I must admit that I am not always able to answer in the affirmative. During those times, I try to think more about what I am doing and how I could do it better. For me, that doesn’t mean better than someone else. It means better than I was yesterday.

What does “better” mean for you, and how do you project yourself as a Leader?

Thanks! –g-

1 comment:

  1. Definitely agree that better for me is like you say -- better than yesterday. Not measured by someone else and that all of us should never forget our ability to lead by example if nothing else