We… The Leaders

Leadership is to lead a ship. As long as you show and ensure you give it a direction, you are a leader. I am in India after seeing a different world for the past year, and I am looking at it differently. It is no longer just India; it is a place that has given me my identity in this world. (Very rare, you are judged only as a person).

I have been noticing, and after reading texts on ancient history, medieval, modern and present, all I can say at this moment is; it has not changed. It is my perspective and opinions that have evolved.

The five elements would exist in any part of the globe, but attitudes about their existence, the behaviour is given by us. Yes, we the people.

A country on its own never created boundaries never imposed restrictions upon itself. The limits in each country are courtesy the consequential, and several amendments have been made from time to time as the power equations have changed. This seems natural, something part of our social evolution. (Something contradictory to the way human freewill has been designed “without limits”)

Each country is made to look unique because of the people, and it is the people that define or instead, it’s the people that build a nation. A country, if looked upon as a vast space (say like a water body), something like an ocean, or any other water source depending on the size (defined politically), each individual is just a drop.

With the ever-increasing concept of globalisation, we have opportunities to travel, understand and learn different things happening around the world. Is it right, not good? One can wage a verbal war, and it will end up in an endless loop.

I have ambitions of being a leader, and the first step towards it is I want to understand the meaning of the word ‘leader.’ I have various examples to look for, but what suits me?

It requires a scenario to bring out a leader in oneself. In my opinion, a leader does not wait for the system or beg for one, it comes, and he or she shall emerge. That’s leadership. Be it small or big.

It is not about the countries because it is about privileged versus under privileged, because on a human level, strong versus weak.

I want to bring improvements, so let me get improvements in myself first. I want to purify the surroundings; let me clarify my inner surroundings first. I want to change the present conditions, let me change myself first, and finally bring peace to this world, first; let me bring peace within myself.

To me, the way individuals look at situations brings a leader in him or her. As Swami Vivekananda once said – “The true learning comes from inside out.”

Only when we seek something from inside, the external factor can come into play.

Go out seek what you want, your soul desires, because our inner voice is our teacher. For some, when the inner voice is inaudible, several theories and opinions end up acting as a teacher.

Ideas help, but certain limitations bound it. Hence the real experience is our best teacher.

I believe that for a leader, one must possess intuition combined with open-mindedness and briskness to learn, grow, etc. These act as mentors as they frequently communicate and guide the leader’s path of purpose.

Do not look or wait for situations, instead discover and nurture the leader in you. You never know when the problem arises…………..

In leadership, one deals with creatures of emotions and not creatures of logic.