Wednesday, October 20, 2010

A life worth leading.

Let’s find the sunny side of men,
Or be believers in it;
A light there is in every soul
That takes the pains to win it.
Oh/ There’s a slumbering good in all,
And we perchance may wake it;
Our hands contain the magic wand;
This life is what we make it.

- Unknown

This is it, our one chance. Our "15 minutes of fame" in the grand scheme of things. Our brief stint on earth here is just a grain of sand on the vast shores of the earth. Yes, it's depressing to think that we are so minutely small when compared to well, everything, but think of how big a difference just one tiny small thing can make. All it takes is a little grain of sand in a paper-cut to make you say ouch or a drop of pen ink on a white blouse to make you notice it. This is it - this life what we make it. We can just as easily be massive wastes of space or we can just as easily smile at a passer-by. I think sometimes people get overwhelmed by the term leadership or concepts of leadership; they think they have to become a successful CEO or president of a sorority to gain the title of "leader", but it's easier than you think. Our hands contain the magic wand, what are you going to do with yours? Something as simple as sitting down at the end of the day in your thinking chair and reflecting on the last twelve hours is "leadership"; by actively delving into your soul and going over the day and setting new goals for the next day, you are taking a pro-active step in being a better person, student, friend, lover, so on. Leadership doesn't have to be an intricate process comprised of committees and long meetings and hours in a soup kitchen.... setting goals for the next day and doing everything you can to achieve them (even just doing two loads of laundry) will help you get into the right mindset to be a better person. By doing the little things, you can conquer the bigger things. We're all in this together, let's find the sunny side of men; let's realize our own and others' potential.


1 comment:

  1. I really like what you said here and I completely agree!! Leadership can be something as simple as helping someone gather scattered papers while everyone else continues to walk by or by opening a door for someone. Leadership to me is consideration and thinking not of just yourself, but thinking of others before yourself. Very well said!!