The third Monday of each February is President’s Day. Whether you’re the President (leader) of your company, your hobby organization, your family, your children, or your own life, take a moment to ask yourself: What kind of leader am I? Do I lead, influence, and make decisions for the love of work, power, and personal success? Or, do I lead a path for meaningful life?
Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States, exemplified fierce ambition to accomplish something worthy to make the world a better place for having lived in it. Born with no social or financial advantages, he assumed the leadership role in his own life and sought every opportunity to self-teach, to read and learn to transcend his surroundings. Lincoln understood that if you can accomplish something significant in life, you will live on beyond your death through the legacy you leave in this world. This was his goal; it was a goal he would have accomplished no matter what job title or position he ever served in life because it was the purpose driving each decision he made for himself and for others. It is also the goal that defined him as one of the most noteworthy Presidents in history.
What impact are you making on this world? What will be the legacy you leave behind? A person does not need the title of ‘President’ to make an impact on the world. The path you take in this world for yourself and the way you influence other people and the world in this life is your choice. Choose to actively and continuously learn and grow your life skills, education, and ethical foundation so you can tap into your full potential and create a positive and meaningful life for yourself and others in this world.