Positive Affirmation of the Day:
I surround myself with people who bring out the best in me. I use my intuition to guide me towards the truth. I am a natural born leader.
Central Theme of Your Writing Piece for the Day:
Throw the Six of Diamonds | King of Clubs | King of Spades together and what do YOU get?
You get a whole yummy concoction of being a natural born leader who thinks clearly and shares the inner wisdom learned over the years. We are all natural born leaders, but some step into the role more readily than others.
Everyone steps into their natural leader role at different times. It’s a lot like puberty. Our internal clock is set to our own unique biorhythm. Your internal ability to be a natural leader emerges when the time is right.
A student of mine came into my classroom very timid and shy. This is common in most freshman that entered my Physical Science class. High school is a different world than middle school. Freshmen are at the bottom of the social totem pole and they try to navigate the complex social hierarchy. Students murmured about their hopes and dreams, while others struggled to stay focused in the class.
This young student kept to her small group of friends and she hid in the shadows of her best friend. It was very clear who was in charge of the social circle. What’s even more interesting is watching those dynamics shift as they pass through each school year. These two young ladies were very best friends who grew up together and they tried to take as many classes together. Then, the best friend started dating a young man. This left the shy girl on the fringes.
A few weeks later, the shy girl found a boy that looked very much like the one her best friend was dating, and started dating him. I overheard her mention that she didn’t like him much, but this was the only way to stay connected with her best friend. Another girl in the group expressed her distaste and encouraged the shy girl to be her own person.
What happened after those words — be your own person — were uttered, the shy girl came out of her shell. She ended the relationship with the boy she didn’t care much for and joined a sports team. In the following year, she came out of her shell even more and started to lead students in the classroom. She took on more responsibility and joined clubs as well as after school sports.
She went from being a follower to a leader in the span of three years. The process was slow, but necessary.
I’ve seen new writers do this as well. The first few writings they do, remain hidden from the world as the young writer is filled with uncertainty, doubt, insecurity, and/or self-loathing. Once they come into themselves as the amazing artist they are, then they move into the realm of being a leader in their own right. The power is natural as it comes from within!
I Dare You To Take Action:
Reflect on your journey and journal what it was like when you were a follower. What did that look like? How did you feel about following the leader? When did you step into the role of being a leader? Why did the transformation happen for you ?
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