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LEADERS ARE NOT BORN.

LEADERS ARE NOT BORN.

The essence of becoming a leader is knowing and becoming yourself. A leader does not need to prove himself, his followers does.

Unfortunately we run a style of leadership where we believe that the maintenance of followers is the goal of leadership…..that is why appointment in government is based on your support for the government.

And we gather, sometimes rent crowed in our Political outings just to prove that we have support….. What has it produced ? Same hungry crowd!

How can we move forward when some Political leaders spent their days in office massaging their EGO? Some even say they are born to RULE…..what a fiasco.

Same way you don’t have born HUSBAND you don’t have born LEADER. You become a leader, Leaders are created by life. Most successful leaders were created by circumstances. Name them from Abram to Moses, From Joshua to David….

Martin Luther, Nelson Mandela, Leopold Senghor, Mention them including great leaders of thought. Circumstance makes leaders to emerge…..our country is failing because our leaders were not birthed by our circumstance.

Sen. Goodwill Akpabio said ” potholes free road is my priority owing that while I was a youth I had witnessed an Okada accident involving a nursing mother, I told myself myself when I become a Governor I will give my people a porthole free road”. One can now understand why you can drive round Uyo with your motor headlamps off.

It is also said that a man who has no where to go….goes anywhere.

And an Igbo proverb opined that ; ” One who does not know where the rain started beating him will not know where to dry his body” LEADERSHIP is born out of PURPOSE.

Between 2002 and 2004, I began studying about great leaders in the world stage…… I read up Biographies and Autobiographies of world renown leaders, that was what made me accept the offer to study History in the University. Most great leaders in the world are product of History.

Myles Munroe said ” A good leader not only knows where he is going, but he can inspire others to go with him.” You cannot listen to Nelson Mandela, Obama, Luther etc and not be inspired.

Leadership is a journey with purpose, it is not a safe heaven….unlike how we see it here. If your brother or father, sister, or uncle even if your friend wins an election you are automatically a made man, you can cause traffic jam, arrest and take whatever you like. Life becomes a point and kill approach😃 ” Na we get the town” …… because to us ” Merry Must Go Round”

Brethren, successful leadership is not measured by what you have done COMPARED to what others have done, but rather, Successful leadership is what you have done COMPARED to what you should have done.

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Now , I ask….. What is it that you should have done? Do it today and be fulfilled!
@eldaah.
10/07/20.

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