Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Labeling hinders potential

There’s this misconception when it comes to leaders and followers. Some people are natural born leaders who show dominance, while others tend to fall into a follower role. For some reason, being a follower has a negative connotation to its label. The problem with labeling people as leaders and followers is that we pigeon hole their personality into a certain category. In reality, we have different dynamics to our personality that goes beyond these perceived labels.

For example, a person might be a natural born leader in their career as they delegate orders and jobs to their employees. However, that same person might tend to fall back into a follower position with family members at home. Think about it. There are times when you feel confident enough to lead others, and other times when you feel a little bit more reserved and tend to follow. There’s nothing wrong with being a follower. You can probably reflect on yourself and discover a facet in your life where you tend to follow. Following is nothing to be ashamed of.

It’s OK to sit back and reevaluate certains paths and then choose to follow someone instead. You’re still making a decision in your own way.

We’re taught to be independent people growing up. Leadership is correlated with being heroic and strong. But if you don’t feel like that’s consistent with your own growth and personality, then there’s nothing wrong with following people once in awhile. Just do you, and continue to grow beyond these labels.

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