I have been a fool when I have wanted to be the leader so things could be done my way. Because the only power you receive when you lead is to serve.
When I was a child, I heard phrases like "because I said so" and "when you're grown up you can do it how you want". Instead of learning in humble wisdom, my thoughts rebelled, "yeah, I'll do it MY way when I'm grown."
I've had many experiences since where I thought my way was better, but I was forced to submit to those in charge. All this welled up in me to create a desire for leadership so I could do things MY way. So foolish.
Because leadership isn't a place to impose our ideas and rule on others. Leadership is responsibility to serve others and look out for their best interests. The best leaders get this. And I hope we're like them.
Let's not be foolish enough to try to divorce rank and responsibility. They're meant for each other.
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