Leadership is about living your life with a purpose.
It is human nature to follow others that you either want to be like or where you feel you want to be. Therefore, if you want to be a leader, you must have a clear direction and focus.
What are your long-term goals? What are your short-term goals? Are your daily actions aligned with the path that allows you to achieve those goals?
The strength of a leader’s character is detailed by what he or she does every day in order to lead themselves. If you do not have a clear direction with all of the aspects of your life including spiritually, physically, emotionally, and academically then something in your life will be missing. If you have something missing in your own life then how would you be able to lead others?
It has been said that our results in life are a direct reflection of our actions. Therefore, in order to achieve complete fulfillment your way of thinking should be consistent through both your personal and professional lives with complete sincerity. If you live your life with focus and commitment to both yourself and to others then a balanced, fulfilled and successful life is inevitable.
For as long as I can remember, I have heard the saying that people don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care. This is NOT just a saying; this is a reality. Since most people wish that their lives were both balanced and fulfilled; if they feel that you are honestly fulfilled in your life emotionally, physically, spiritually, and academically, then they will naturally look to you as a leader.