What is it we are questing for? It is the fulfilment of that which is potential in each of us. Questing for it is not an ego trip; it is an adventure to bring into fulfilment your gift to the world, which is yourself.*
Everybody needs to stand for something. Something that matters. That’s what real leadership means. Not a rank, not a job title, not a diploma. But a decision inside us.**
There are as many different kinds of leaders as there are people. When we lead ourselves well then we’ll make a difference when we get to lead something or someone beyond the self.
(*From Joseph Campbell’s The Hero’s Journey.)
(**From gapingvoid’s blog: What does real leadership mean?)