I want to share something with you about leadership. I really have been impressed in the Half Size Me community because lately I’ve seen a lot of people standing up and taking a leadership role, whether it’s hosting a meeting, or starting an accountability thread at night because they feel they need it and it would benefit the community, or starting a small group that they see a need for.
It got me thinking: Leadership and becoming a leader in your own life is how you guarantee success. What leaders do is they see a need and they find a way to work toward fixing that need or helping that need in some way.
When I was trying to lose weight, I used to be a victim; I wanted everyone else to do the work. I wanted it to be something that I could just follow, that I could just do. It wasn’t until I took a leadership role in my own life that I was able to lose the weight and keep it off.
I didn’t wait for someone else to save me. I didn’t wait for someone else to create the roles or to tell me what to do. I decided for me, it was going to be eating in a way I could sustain for the rest of my life. I was going to do things that would help me.
I urge you to look at how you can be a leader in your life right now. If you notice in the break room that there’s always junk food left for snacks, bring in some fresh fruit. Take the initiative to become that leader. If you see something that’s not working, don’t wait for someone else to fix it. You fix it; become a leader.
Leaders aren’t always loved, right? Because they’re the ones who take the initiative. But what’s going to happen is you’re going to become so much more powerful. You’re never going to question whether you can get to where you want to be, because when you see something that’s not working, you’re going to create a plan to fix it.
I urge you to go out and become a leader in your own life, a leader in your family, a leader in your workplace. Decide that you’re not going to wait for someone else. You’re going to take the reins, and you’re going to do it. I tell you now, it is life changing. Share with me in the comments how you are going to become a leader today in your life.