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Leading, Seeking, Following, and Finding

Leaders & Followers

Leaders are by nature selfish and are motivated to do what is best for themselves. Followers are by nature unselfish and are motivated to do what is best for others. What determine whether I am a leader or a follower are my emotional needs. Leaders need to lead because leading meets their emotional needs. Followers need to follow because following meets their emotional needs. When a leader understands and meets the needs of their followers, their followers are truly motivated to follow them. When a follower meets the needs of their leader, their leader is truly motivated to lead. However, neither leaders nor followers are empowered. My empowerment comes from following my own path and it is not my path to either lead or follow anyone. Empowered people lead their own lives and follow their own path. They are Truly Selfish in that they follow the lead given by their True Self and they know that what is best for themselves is also what is best for all others.

Followers, Seekers & Leaders

Followers usually follow a leader because it is more beneficial for them to follow than to lead. They seek only a leader to lead them, as it is the leader's path that they follow. Seekers seek their own path to follow. They seek to lead others along their path to endorse their path as the one that they are seeking. Seekers, by definition, do not have a clear vision. Without a clear vision, I have no clear path to follow; just the search for my vision that illuminates my path. A path is the vision that every seeker seeks. Most followers follow seekers rather than leaders. They are following a seeker in their search for their Truth. They follow the seeker because the seeker needs followers as much as the followers need a leader. A seeker is one who has no need to follow a leader. Leaders have a clear vision and follow their path knowing that they have found their path. A True Leader does not seek followers as they know that is the role of a Seeker, not a Leader.

Seeking & Finding

I am seeking that which I have lost. I seek my path in life when I believe that I am lost. I believe that I am lost when I do not know the way. It is my vision for my life that illuminates my path and shows me the way. With a clear vision, I am found and no longer lost or confused. Finding the vision that is my path gives my life purpose. My vision is my picture of the ideal life that I have come to create. My purpose is who I am required to be in order to live my vision and to create my life with reason & purpose. When I understand my purpose, I am no longer a seeker of my vision but a finder of my purpose. My purpose is to find my True Self because it is as my True Self and only as my True Self that I can live my Vision. Once I am a Seeker of my vision, a Follower of my path, and a Finder of my purpose, I become a Leader of my own Life.

Keith Collins The Inner Coach January 2012 [email protected]