The truth of what defines a leader is a new form of thinking that we must embrace. Finding our core traits and honoring what is inherently our God given capabilities is something we should explore, understand and accept. Yet, we find we are challenged by the comparison of ourselves to those who on the surface may create a perception of “togetherness”.
We have zero weaknesses and only the traits of who we are should be our only need. Our concentration on who we are not and labeling this as weaknesses is a false mental state. As we cannot be all things to all people nor should we compare ourselves to others. (Behind lives of those by which we compare we create an illusion that they suffer little. Their business, family and personal life are fulfilled and fundamentally little shakes their world. This is not reality.)
We observe what we lack and feel the guilt drape us and little can help us shake off the pain. We can rarely look at ourselves in the mirror eye to eye to endorse our inner good. We cannot accept our greatness. Instead we tell ourselves we are not enough. We tell ourselves we will never get to our end game. Then we go thru each day trudging thru life. Expecting it to take take its turn and shower us with the miracles of glory because it is our only chance of being as good as the “those people”.
The delays in finding the inner peace and happiness of self-acceptance are the enemies that prevent us from walking in the purpose and destiny that we have been called to accomplish.
In business the strengths of who we are should only be complimented by the strengths of another that counterbalance. Is it an error or a flaw in how God/Universe has created us if we do not have all traits of all people? Common sense should move us to a quick wake up call that this thought process is ridiculous. Obviously it takes a diversity of people, traits, and core beliefs to make this world turn.
The delays in finding the inner peace and happiness of self-acceptance are the enemies that prevent us from walking in the purpose and destiny that we have been called to accomplish. This is not that we should become the next Gandhi or Mother Theresa, we all have a part in this world. From the gift of a touch of a hand that comforts your best friend to traveling across the globe to build the greatest orphanage one has seen. We all have a calling we must find.
If we cannot get past our self-centered mindset that we walk within, “that nothing is well within us”, how can we escape to find those actions that will bring us the ultimate feeling of gratitude and accomplishment? We are pre-occupying ourselves so greatly that we cannot see past ourselves or know the power of who are or even allow the God/Universe to show us the greatness within us.
That is not a leader that is selfishness in its highest form. When you walk in self-pity, you walk in selfishness. When you walk comparing yourself to others, you walk in selfishness. Selfishness because you are so focused on lack that you cannot see the abundant life in front of you. A life that can be an inspiration to others. A life that has the ability to lead others to find their own purpose. A life that can bring you the peace and richness you rightly deserve. A true leader is one that acknowledges themselves with the highest regard.