The desire for leadership

The reason I am leery about nursing desires of leadership, instead of an unassuming desire for service in any capacity, is quite simple. Imagine five strangers who nourish this desire of leadership for years as youth and, through Providence they are guided to work together in some capacity as adults, to bring benefit to their community. Now, by virtue of their long nursed desires, it would be very difficult for each of them to relinquish their claim to leadership if it was to fall to the lot of someone else. Even if they eventually conceded, the internal struggle and disappointment arising from unfulfilled hopes could actually cool their enthusiasm for service of the cause. In some cases, that disappointment could even harden to opposition against the very person appointed to lead the cause–whom they feel more qualified than in the envy of wounded vanity. For this reason I espouse an unwavering focus solely on the cause of service, not on a desire or assumption of any position.

~Ikenna Q Ezealah

About Ikenna Q Ezealah

Ikenna Q Ezealah is a writer, author and essayist whose themes embrace human-spiritual development.
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