June 19, 2010

Leadership from within


Our presidents are leaders.  At least an electing body thinks that they are. Whether they be presidents of a club, corporation or country, those who rise to leadership have similar traits; they possess a vision and a drive to make the vision a reality.

This post is to tell you that I believe we are all leaders.  Somewhere inside of us we all know what we want to see in our future. While some may choose a family and children first when others choose to pursue a career, we all want to leave the world a better place for those that follow in our footsteps. 

It is how we act on that last statement that makes us human. When we act in a positive manner, we become agents of change. When we act in a negative manner we stifle, argue, wither and die.  Since we are all leaders, we must choose which course of action will allow citizens of the world today and tomorrow the most opportunity to choose their own path. We must set a course of action that encourages leadership among our peers and empowers individuals to share their ideas and plans of action with others. 

This blog is largely about the positive and upbeat activities performed by members - people who belong to Optimist Clubs.  You don't have to be a part of an Optimist Club to pursue a positive course of action, but it helps. In an Optimist Club, twenty or more of your closest friends come together to cheer for each other and perform good deeds. Working together with your friends and colleagues will help you stay inspired  and your enthusiastic participation will inspire others. I hope you share your leadership and give membership a try. 

Be the change that you want to see in the world; that is leadership from within.  
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