By: Lea Ware, Guest Blogger
What does leadership mean to you? To some it may refer to making a difference in the world, to others it may mean becoming a role model, someone who has your back and has faith in themselves and others.
A leader strives to be the best. He or she will have failures and will lose at times but, no matter what, will always persevere and never quit. In my eyes, a leader guides others and tries to bring out the best in everyone. Many people are inspired by this, because they wish that they were like them. They wish they were as important as them. But, they are.
Everyone is born a leader. But based on their actions and the qualities they portray, they may be considered followers. Some people believe that in order to be a leader you have to be rich, smart, pretty, and knowledgeable. But to me, a true leader represents and shows the world who they are. He or she represents other people around the world and tries to make a difference by volunteering, being kind, and, most importantly, being true to him or herself.
If you have confidence, compassion, and a desire to make a difference, you will be able to inspire so many others to do the same. Feeling like you are a part of something, such as “pledging to be THAT GIRL,” and knowing that others look up to you as a role model is the greatest feeling in the world. I AM THAT GIRL has shown people around the world that we are not alone. It has taught us that we should never be ashamed of what people think!
I am a girl who loves glitter and can be weird at times, but I am proud of who I am. I consider myself to be leading when I make people laugh, smile, or share a message that I believe needs to be heard. Show the world who you are, and don’t let anyone dull your sparkle! Teach, show, learn, love, and inspire others, because in the end you will be known as THAT GIRL who made a difference in the lives of others. So now it’s your time! Be who you are and never take no for an answer! We are all born leaders, and I’ve learned that great leaders don’t set out to be leaders, they set out to make a difference. It’s never about the role. It’s always about the goal! Dream big and don’t give up! Show the world who you are and don’t look back!
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Lea also known as MissGlitterFreak, is a Canadian with a BBA in Management and specialized in leadership. In her spare time she has managed to become an author, a youtuber and a role model for girls around the world. Her ultimate goal in life is to make a difference and is so honored to be a part of “IATG” community and to share her voice.
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