When I think of a leader, I think of someone who takes initiative, someone who is passionate about what they do, and someone who open-minded and determined to change and influence the lives of others. Many leaders have their own leadership themes and philosophies. As a leader myself, I aspire to do everything I do with passion and strive make a positive impact on people’s lives. My highest values are to be as kind as can be and to bring the positive energy into the room that everyone wants to be around. I continuously strive to be the best version of me that I can be, and I try to make every day better than the day it was before.
I am passionate about kindness and positivity, so I try to incorporate it into everything I do. For example, if I do poorly on a test, I try to remind myself that I can study harder next time and try a technique that will get me better results. Another example would be that if someone is clearly having a bad day, I always try to make them feel better. Not by complimenting them or by buying them a little gift but by talking to them about their day. Even asking someone what they did that day or what they were planning on doing makes such a difference-it can make that person’s entire week. Random acts of kindness are something that I love acting upon, and they show that even little things like bringing your roommate a smoothie or leaving a little note by your friend’s bed can make them so happy.
Passion is also something that I am very enthusiastic about. I believe that if you don’t do something with all of your skill and don’t put your all into it, you shouldn’t do it at all. I try to complete every task to my greatest ability. For example, when I was in Student Senate in high school, I was required to run student events and dances. It got really busy and crazy near the week of the dances, and the pep assembly was something I was put in charge of. Running an entire pep assembly for the entire school was a big responsibility, but I knew that I could take it on. I was told by previous grades that I could just tell everyone else in the committee to run around and do everything, but I wanted to try to run it myself and make it an exciting day for the students. I spent hours on end writing scripts, planning the events in the assembly, and shopping for things required to do the events. The pep assembly was a success, and it really showed that hard work pays off. Everyone has something different that they are passionate about, and I love learning about things that people are interested in. Leaders portray many different characteristics, and passion and positivity are key when it comes to thinking of my own traits.