Do you think you are a leader? I do—I think we are all leaders in different ways. Some of us just don’t know it yet. Some have known it all our lives, and have taken on the “burden” of leadership naturally.

What comes to mind for you when you think of a leader? A lot of people might think of the Abraham Lincoln’s of the world. He was certainly a great leader; one of the greatest in my opinion. There have been a lot of great leaders throughout the ages that have led nations and peoples to greatness, and that have been household names. I commend those leaders and am thankful for the paths they forged. When I think of a leader, I picture a role model; somebody I respect and want to be like. It might not necessarily someone who is a well-known celebrity or public speaker. They might not even be a CEO of a large corporation or anything like that. It could be your next door neighbor, or your best friend’s work associate that you just met.

I think of a leader as anyone who leads by example naturally. Have you ever met someone that just simply inspires you to want to do and be your best? That person has a charisma and an energy about them that is contagious! You can’t always even put your finger on what it is about them that inspires you, but you know that you enjoy being around them because they make you feel good. That person is a leader.

Leadership begins with attitude—in fact, I would go so far as to say is it one hundred percent attitude! When you have an overall positive and loving outlook on life, and you are in constant contact with your Higher Power, you can’t help but feel good about everything in life. I find myself feeling inspired to inspire others around me, just because I want everyone to have the same positive outlook I do. Just imagine what a paradise we would all live in if everyone felt like that. Some of already live in paradise. Each and every one of us has the ability to inspire someone else. It’s the Law of Attraction, and it works! This is your call to leadership.

I once read a Cheyenne proverb, and I’ve never forgotten it: it says “Your first leader is your own heart.” So, this brings me back to my original question–do you feel like you are a leader? I say that you most certainly are a leader. Welcome to paradise–let’s work together to make the world a paradise for everyone in it—one Loving Spirit at a time!

Author's Bio: 

Charly Alexander is an on-line business manager and virtual assistant. For more information visit http://www.thevapro.com/. Charly highly recommends http://onespiritweekend.com/ for awakening leaders.