3 Tips for How to Become a Leader
Have you ever heard the saying, “lead by example?” This means
to lead by your actions, and not just by your words. Leaders do the right thing
and seek to earn people’s trust. They also inspire others to achieve their goals.
Did you know you can become a leader, too? You can become
a leader by challenging yourself, and others, to accomplish goals — like earning
an A on your next test, enrolling in a sport you’ve never played or taking care
of a pet or someone in need. Leadership comes in many forms and it doesn’t mean
you have to be the center of attention all the time. It’s up to you to decide how
you want to lead.
Start on the right foot and follow these three tips to become
1. Determine your Dreams and Make a Plan
What do you want to accomplish? And when do you want to accomplish it? Where do
you want to go? What record do you want to set? Is it a personal goal or a team
goal? It’s important to motivate yourself and your team; find the passion to challenge
yourself and make your dreams come true.
Once you’ve determined your dreams, identify what needs to
be done to make them come true. Do you need to complete your homework on time? Will
your dream require a lot of practice? Do you need to earn money or do some research?
Or maybe you need to recruit the help of others to make an impact. Make a plan of
what needs to happen in order to make your dreams come true and adjust along the
way. Some successful leaders find it helpful to write it down. It’s evidence you’ve
declared your goals and set out a plan. You can do it!
2. Take Action Now
The next tip is to put those plans into action, so start now! You are responsible
for making your dreams come true and nothing will happen if you don’t make a move.
Consider sharing your dreams and plans with others to utilize their expertise and
recruit their help.
Struggling in one of your classes? Be proactive and meet
with your teacher to see what he or she can recommend for help. Interested in journalism?
Take a class to learn more, and then submit your articles to a newspaper. Looking
to make a difference in your community? Find a group at school or in the community
that shares your interests, and then volunteer to lead a project. This will give
you leadership experience and you can ask the team for advice on how to improve
when you’ve completed your project. It’s important for leaders to continually make
3. Think Like a Leader
Leaders are :
Even in the face of a difficult situation, they keep a positive attitude and a clear
mind. They always think before they speak, and they lead by example. positive thinkers
Leaders are confident, but not boastful:
They don’t believe they’re better than anyone. Instead, they’re humble. Leaders
are kind to others and are always willing to offer a helping hand.
Above all, leaders are driven and passionate:
They love what they do. And they build off their strengths and always work on improving
In your day-to-day tasks, keep these three tips for how to
become a leader in mind. Not only will they help you achieve your dreams, they’ll
help you develop into an accomplished leader. Set out on your own path so you can
continually grow into the best person you can be. With time and experience, you’ll
soon be sharing your own personal leadership tips!
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