Welcome to TeamTRI’s 12 Days of Leadership! We have been celebrating the holiday season by sharing 12 days of powerful leadership ideas, resources and content. We hope these articles got you in the holiday spirit and ready to go lead the world to greatness! Today’s article is by Hayley Henderson (@TeamTRI_Hayley) and Curtis Haley (@TeamTRI_Curtis)
You might have caught on by now that the 12 Days of Leadership blog series has somewhat followed along with the Christmas song that we know as the 12 Days of Christmas. Today is the closing of this series as we celebrate with friends and family on Christmas Day. No matter your faith, we hope you’ll take this holiday season to reflect on your own blessings and opportunities for the coming year.
What is so wonderful is that we live in a world now where we can practice publicly what we believe. Everyday in this blog series we have showed you techniques, advice, or facts where you can become a better leader in 2016. Your strengths DO NOT need to be hidden. At TeamTRI, we want you to get out in this world and go for your leadership dreams, and we want you to share your leadership gift with the world.
We all have different gifts, but all of them can help make the world a better place. Anyone who has the gift of serving should serve. Anyone who has the gift of teaching should teach. Whoever has the gift of encouraging others should encourage. Whoever has the gift of giving to others should give freely. Anyone who has the gift of being a leader should try hard when he/she leads. Whoever has the gift of showing mercy to others should do so with joy.
The gift of Leadership may be something you have already discovered that you have. Often the characteristics of this gift can be seen as:
- Having a vision and are able to get others to buy into that vision
- Are able to inspire others towards a good work, direction, or course of actions
- Others seem to naturally and willingly follow because of their servant heart
- Take initiative in starting new projects or going a new direction
- Others trust your character, ability, skill level, and judgment
- Are willing to step forward and be responsible for some task
No one else on this planet can do your assignment. Your assignment has something to do with meeting a need, solving a problem, or assisting a person. The most unfulfilled people are those who have yet to discover their assignment. Once you discover the assignment and purpose for your life you will feel stronger and more at peace.
Know that when discovering your purpose and assignment, itmay not be easy. Look at the surrounding you live in, and do the most you can where you are; you were place in that environment for a reason. We live life moving forward, but understand it looking back.
So we challenge you to step out of your comfort zone in 2016. Today, look around and see all the wonderful blessings you have, and feel free to tweet us @TeamTRI with any of your exciting Christmas moments. As we move forward in the New Year, discover the gift that you can bring to this world. Discover what makes you happy, and the strength that you have to lead others. Merry Christmas from our TeamTRI family to yours!