In leadership, the most common quality is that of vision. Leaders have a clear vision of where they want to take their organizations. Leaders also have a clear vision of where they want to be sometimes in the future in their personal lives.
The second most common quality of leaders is that of courage. Leaders have the courage to do whatever is necessary to fulfill their vision.
They lead from the front and dare to go forward.
There are two types of courage that you need:
First, you need the courage to launch, to take action, to take a leap of faith.
You need the courage to go “ALL IN” without any guarantee of success and with a high possibility of failure, at least in the short term.
The major failing that holds most people back is that in spite of all their best intentions, they don’t have the courage to take the first step.
The second type of courage that you need is called “COURAGEOUS PATIENCE”.
This is the ability to hang in there and continue working and fighting after you have gone all in and before you have yet seen any results or rewards.
Many people can muster up the courage to take action toward a new goal, but when they see no immediate result they quickly lose heart and pull back to safety and security.
They don’t have staying power.