The idea of leadership can be intimidating.
But leadership is simple.
To lead is to care.
Leadership is learning to elevate the needs of others to be equal to or above your own.
Leadership then is not a title.
Leadership is not a position.
Leadership is not a crown.
Leadership instead, is a condition of your heart.
It’s a heart that wants to look after others.
It’s a heart that seeks to protect others.
It’s a heart that desires to provide for others.
Leadership is difficult.
But it’s not the act of leading that is that difficult.
It’s the change of focus that’s difficult.
It’s the increase in selflessness that’s challenging.
It’s the worrying less about yourself and more about others that takes intention.
But like many things that are difficult, it comes with a great reward.
It ends up being the person who makes the sacrifice that gets the gift.
The gift of seeing someone else succeed.
The gift of watching someone else grow.
The gift of experiencing something that is bigger than yourself.
That is leadership.
That is human.
That is wonderful.
And that kind of leadership is always worth it.