I understand your struggles because I’ve struggled myself. When searching for a leader or a mentor look for someone who understands the journey you are on; someone who understands where you’ve been and where you are going and who can guide you through experience how to get there.
We all need an example of possibility to follow on the days when we lack the confidence to believe in our ability to traverse the path we have chosen. Not every day is filled with smiles and gratitude and positivity. Some days are downright drudgery and the demons are nipping at your heels to drag you down and pull you off course. Self-doubt runs rampant through your mind and the piercing question “who do you think you are?” simply won’t stop ravaging your conscience thought.
Search for someone to align yourself with who is not just talking the talk and hiding behind smoke and mirrors. Look for a leader who represents tenacity and strength in the face of their own struggles and has the ability to truly see YOU and not just your problems.
I am about to publish a novel that will blow away any ideals you may have that I don’t understand because I haven’t been there. Maybe I’m not exactly where you are but I do know what it takes to make the best of a very bad situation. I do know what it means to cry alone in the dark feeling like the saddest person in the world. I know how it feels to struggle with confidence and self-esteem, heartbreak, fear and self-doubt.
I used to think that being a leader meant telling people what to do and having them do it. I now know that true leaders inspire greatness not with their words but with their actions. When I lose my way I look to those who inspire me and my wish for you is that you find and surround yourself with brilliant leaders who have one goal, and that’s to help you be the very best you can be.