Just “Be Yourself” they say;
But what if you’re OCD? Paranoid? Lazy?
What if you’ve been wronged or lied to and your inner ego wants to scream and fight and let them have a piece?
Or you just don’t feel like doing what they say in those happy-clappy personal development seminars and leadership books?
You’re like everyone else in that you get pissed off. You spout things you regret.
You make mistakes. You’re perfectly imperfect.
But, “Being Yourself” in that moment is often and exactly the wrong thing to do –
You’ve sent an email that you wish you could ‘recall,’ (and not just the ‘recall’ message),
You’ve flipped out at someone, wished you hadn’t and then had to grovel ego in hand,
And you’ve experienced the guilt and regret of “Being Yourself” in that moment (which probably isn’t you anyway)
Don’t be yourself, be a leader:
A leader does exactly what they know they should do, especially when they don’t feel like it
A leader knows how to “Be who you need to be in that moment,” to inspire, guide and love.
A leader knows how to “Be who you want to Become,” to make a difference & leave a lasting legacy.
Questions, comments, rants and arguments welcomed below