The other day my wife and I were talking about an acquaintance we know, and what came out of our conversation was that how can people know how to act when they do not have anyone that can be an example to them?
It is hard to lead by example because of the risk of being ridiculed by others that do not believe the same way we do. When we think about it, we can see how much our society has failed to present themselves as leaders in the how to field of ethical humanism.
Unfortunately there is a bigger problem we face today. The problem being that parents have failed to prepare their children for life situations, so they follow others that are not kosher to being respectful towards others that are in leadership roles.
Leading by example is tough because it is easier to “shoot the messenger because of the message”. Another problem we have is that people do not know if they are being lead by someone that is truly authentic in the way they say follow me because I have a plan.
There are many great deceivers in the world today and we have to look closer at the fruits of the person than listening to what they say. “Actions speak louder than words”. I cannot hear you because your actions are deafening my ears.
At the end of the day when we look at life, we can certainly see where our lives are headed because if we listen to the wrong voice given by someone with an agenda that is not cohesive to positive change in America, it cannot be good for us in the long run.
There has not been a better time in history like it is today for there to be another Gandhi to rise up and lead by example. What we need is a humanitarian leader that inspires people to do good for the sake of the world rather than our own personal ambitions. Where are these leaders and why have they not surfaced?
They will come at the appointed time according to God’s word through prophecy. I do not believe that they will be received well because Americans are looking for another charismatic rock star type of leader. For example, I believe that Mitt Romney would have been good to lead our nation, but the people did not receive him well because they were looking for a cool type of a person to be our president.
Sure there were things about Mitt Romney that did not gel right with the majority of people, why? I believe that Americans have shifted towards a more liberal stance in politics, despite the fact that we are needing to address issues such as abortion, immigration, healthcare, taxes, gun control, and many other issues that will require us to be more conservative so that we do not fall off the edge of humanity. We need to preserve wholesome ideology so that goodness does not become extinct or rare to find a leader that has a good principles and values system.
Why not YOU, why not you to rise to the demand of leadership even if it means to lift up your loved ones and as far as that goes, lifting up others as a way to lead by example? Yes, why not YOU?
“Example is not the main thing in influencing others, it is the only thing”.
Albert SchweitzerThose who follow the crowd will never be followed by a crowd” R. S. Donnell
A Boss vs A Leader
A boss creates fear while A leader creates confidence. A boss fixes blame instead A leader corrects mistakes. A boss knows all but A leader asks questions A boss makes work drudgery however A leader makes it interesting . A boss interested in themselves fortunately A leader is interested in the group.
By Russell H. Ewing
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Terrance W. Norton, Humanitarian Mentor/Orator