“Contrary to the opinion of many people, leaders are not born, leaders are made, and they are made by effort and hard work.” — Vince Lombardi
One of my favorite comments about leaders is they are born, because it is the only way they can come into the world. However, Lombardi speaks to the real heart of the matter.
We could list numerous factors determining the making of a leader. We could analyze every angle realized in shaping the character of those who lead. We could even discuss principles leaders must uphold for the success of leadership.
However, it all comes down to two four lettered words…hard work!
When leaders are willing to work hard, their character demonstrates leadership.
When leaders are willing to work hard, others are willing to follow the example.
When leaders are willing to work hard, success will be the reward.
The making of a leader involves a number of areas. The foundation to the development of these areas comes down to hard work!