12 Principles of Personal Leadership: Principle #4- Driving Forward

One of the classic dictionary definitions of the word drive is "to supply the emotional or physical energy that leads somebody to act or behave in an extreme way." This is an important principle of personal leadership.

Servant-leaders are not content with the status quo; they are always looking for ways to improve themselves and the world around them. Whereas most people are content with the way they are, or the way our present world is structured, genuine leaders are motivated by a better vision of the future.

Personal leadership demands that this better future start within the self. It is this inner vision that generates the drive needed to achieve great things. It is our personal vision that fuels drive, and without that vision we will quickly run out of gas and lose our enthusiasm.