Leadership is not the same as ruling. Leadership is more of serving than being served. Real leadership is about inspiration. You might have used power to force people to vote for you into power but that does not make one a true leader. A true leader doesn’t force his way into power but is forced by his followers into power. You cannot be a true leader by convincing people to vote you one. A true leader is the one who is able to influence others through inspiring them through his passion for a certain goal, thereby luring them to join and support him in his cause.
If a person happens to influence other people and that same person is willing to take his desire to the level of being killed for what he is doing, then be mindful that a true leader has been born. If you are willing to die for what you are doing while you are already in power, then help others to get where you are. Empower others to become a leader like you. If you call yourself a leader when you haven’t helped or taught anyone to be a leader like you then you are far from a leader.
In most cases if a person gets in power, that same person doesn’t want anyone to be his competitor, so most people we call leaders are afraid of true leaders, so they try by all means to keep their juniors down because they do not want competition, they are afraid of losing to their juniors. These people suffer from what is called inferiority complex. And take a good look at this, inferiority complex is what destroys leadership abilities and experience in the country.
Most people use different ways and means to stay in power but that doesn’t mean you are a leader.
LEADERSHIP TRULY IS AN UMBRELLA TERM WHICH IS MADE UP OF INSPIRATION,PASSION, VISION, CONVICTION AND PURPOSE.
Leadership is practiced on behalf of humanity, do you know that your passion is what attracts people to join you in your cause and not your sweet talking, that is why most good talkers are not leading anyone, they do not have this quality. A passion is a feeling or a desire that is stronger than death, it is a situation whereby you are ready to die for what you are doing; not dying for what you have already but what you want to have.
A true leader always works himself out of the job, a true leader is the one who makes himself less important, a true leader doesn’t stay too long in power but he delegates to his juniors. Let us look at people who managed to change their generations, for example Abraham Lincoln and Nelson Mandela. These are not all the people who truly lead but they are some of the people on the list. Abraham Lincoln went against his own government because he did not want slavery to continue when everyone in his party had slaves. It was a move that would get him killed but he did not consider his thought that much dangerous because of his passion to change the United States Government, the federal government became modern. Today he is on the United States’ best presidents’ list.
Nelson Mandela fought apartheid until its end, he rose against the white government that had dominated his country. He did not ask anyone to join him in his cause, but because of his passion, people surrendered their authority to him. Because of his passion; people voted him their leader, his qualities made him a leader to his people, he did not use force or manipulation.
These two had the above qualities that is why they impacted their generations.
WHAT HAVE YOU DONE TO OVERCOME WHAT YOU ARE COMPLAINING ABOUT?
Leadership is not only in parliament but in your area or department of service. There is a statement that was said by Abraham Lincoln and after one hundred years Nelson Mandela declared the same. This is what Abraham Lincoln said before he died;
I have said nothing but what I am willing to live by, and if it be the will of the almighty God for me to die by!
Nelson Mandela also declared the same contextually though the wording was a little different. These people became leaders because of the qualities they had to lead and those same qualities are lying idle in you. I gave these two people as an example because I never read about these two being very much learned as you are, so it is possible with you.
True leadership is not staying in power for too long, the best leaders are the ones that rule for a short time. Their goodness is in allowing others to become leaders like them. You are the right candidate to be a leader.
Vote casting and registration isn’t a fair criteria of choosing a true leader – consider the qualities.
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