Desperately seeking grown-up, mature adults with character, integrity, honor and servant leadership to fill various positions throughout the United States. Must understand and be passionate about preserving freedom, be willing to stand up against the status-quo, and advocate for millions of American citizens.
If only it were that easy. If only we could cut through all of the noise and fill all positions of leadership, whether it be in politics, business, arts and entertainment, public service, medicine, and the many other sectors that seem to be lacking bold, ethical leaders, with a simple want ad. Is it truly that difficult to find good, decent, compassionate human beings to lead?
Tonight I heard that over 100,000 small businesses who were optimistically planning for their 2020 Vision this time last year, expecting to achieve goals and dreams, are now permanently closed and that one in five of those who are still open, don’t believe they will make it through the end of the year. And yet, as we open our social media or turn on the television and radio, longing for solutions, we don’t hear a message of hope. We only hear stories that create fear and confusion. We hear arguments filled with blame, shame, and guilt. We are left asking ourselves if there is anyone we can trust to guide us through the challenges ahead.
What if all of those currently in positions of leadership are nothing more than a mirror reflection of who we are as citizens? Could it be that we as a society are responsible for the current state of our union? While the tendency may be to deflect that idea, after all, we can’t do anything to change what’s happening in government or in the media, can we? What if we choose to take responsibility? Doesn’t that imply that we could actually do something? Isn’t that actually a good thing?
I do believe that our leaders are a reflection of us and that if we want better leaders, then the best way to make that happen is to become better leaders ourselves. Where do we start? We start by leading ourselves. We start by taking an honest inventory of our own character and leadership. Do we do what we say we are going to do? Do we act with integrity, honesty, loyalty, compassion, love, trust, honor? What about when no one is looking? As we learn to lead ourselves, we can then lead our families. What are we teaching our children?
As we shift into a growth mindset and focus on our own personal leadership development, we will create a ripple effect that will spread from our families to our communities, to our states, to our country, and across borders and oceans. Don’t you think now is as good a time as any, if not the most important time in our history, to spark the flame of a leadership revolution?
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