Success is not final, failure is not fatal:
it is the courage to continue that counts.
~ Winston Churchill
The Warrior Leader has courage.
In the ancient days the king always led the charge. That is if he was a true Warrior Leader. Yes, there were kings that stayed back during battle while their troops took all the risk.
But they weren’t warriors.
Do you have the courage to step up to the battle?
To lead your own charge whatever that may be?
True courage is when you know you’re licked before you begin,
but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what
~ Atticus Finch
Certainly the role of the leader is vastly different from sales, marketing, public relations, administration, or accounting.
The leaders’ role is to empower ownership in all of the team members, to have and hold the vision, to communicate it frequently and effectively, and to remove all obstacles that stand in the way of its achievement.
The true leader will never ask another
to do what he is unwilling to do himself.
The speed of the leader determines the rate of the pack.
Your “cause” matters less than having the courage to give it everything you have; and the congruence to continually charge forward.
The true leader is willing to sacrifice
his own selfish needs for a cause much
greater than his small preferences and desires.
The Warrior Leader charges forward from a selfless position. A purpose and calling that’s far beyond his own personal preferences and desires.
Warrior Leaders don’t fight for themselves alone. They fight for a much larger good.
When Elon Musk was asked why he works 100 hour weeks and does all that he does he responded, “I’m here to save humanity.”
Musk is a Warrior Leader.
He’s in the arena daily.
These individuals don’t think of their own creature comforts and gains. They realize that soft and cushy lives create soft and weak people.
History proves that Alexander the Great had little need for creature comforts. He was driven by a higher cause; and a deep caring for those who assisted him.
Warrior Leaders get up.
They get after it.
They set aside their own personal desires and needs for the greater good. They sacrifice for the evolution, growth and betterment of all.
In Sparta the boys lived at home with their mothers until they were seven. At that point they were taken away and trained for war.
Soft and cushy circumstance
make soft and weak people.
Weekend football warriors and
video game warriors are not real warriors.
Warrior Leaders sacrifice for their cause. They are truly selfless.
Let go of the nonsense that you won’t have
to sacrifice for your cause and your own greatness.
You will make sacrifices. If something doesn’t take you
in the direction of your grand purpose, it’s wasting your time.
Warrior Leaders live their values above and beyond their own moods.
That’s why Warrior Leadership is much more an art versus a science.
Art has heart, purpose and soul.
For meaning and purpose are the qualities that stir the soul.
What’s your cause?
What’s your Magnificent Obsession?
Give your whole self to it.
Stay Awake, Love Life, and Be Epic!