Essay on I Am A Leader, Not A Follower

1874 Words Dec 10th, 2015 8 Pages
I can still remember the day when my parents told me the phrase, “You are a leader, not a follower.” It was in kindergarden right after I told them about a few girls who were making fun of a friend of fine, and I decided to stop them and defend her. When my parents told me that phrase, it definitely stuck with me throughout my life. I think that’s a phase most kids hear time to time in their childhood. It’s that phrase that makes you question, what it a leader? What does it takes to be a leader? How can I become a leader? It’s a phrase we are faced with every day. Do I standup for what I believe in? Or do I do what everyone else is doing? I’d like to think I’ve lived the past 20 years as a leader, and I plan to live the rest of my life a leader as well. In the dictionary the definition of a leader is the person who leads or commands a group, organization, or country. But in my option that definition does not do this word justice. A leader is not just a person that leads or commands a group, organization, or country. That could also be a definition for a dictator… A leader has positive attributes and characteristics that aren 't portrayed in this definition. A leader is someone that stands out in a positive manner. A leader is someone who leads by example. Someone confident without seeming cocky. Someone in charge without seeming pushy or bossy. Someone who is knowledgeable, but humble. Someone who knows how to communicate and listen without taking over a conversation.…

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