Sometimes leadership chooses you, leaving you with no choice but to lead. There are family members, friends, co-workers who look up to you. They admire you and think you really have it together. They examine the details of your life – how you speak, how you dress, the way you carry yourself, where you go, how hard you work…
You are their role model. They look to you as an example, and they never asked for your permission! Just the same, you didn’t ask for their admiration. You didn’t ask them to follow your lead. Sometimes, leadership chooses you.
This is an awesome responsibility! Therefore, you must be careful of what you say. You have to be careful of your actions.
You must make good choices. You must stay on the right path. For if you venture down the wrong path, your followers may follow.
And if they falter or destroy themselves, it will be your fault!
Live wisely. Live with ambition. Live well. You are a leader, whether you like it or not.