Becoming The Change Podcast (Episode 690): Ambition vs Leadership

Welcome to the Becoming The Change Podcast. Each daily reading focuses on a different quote on how we can best apply it to our own moral compass and one of the five areas in Social Emotional Learning: Self-Awareness, Self-Management, Social Awareness, Relationship Skills and Responsible Decision Making. Thank you for listening and we hope you consider subscribing to the podcast for future episodes.

Ambition vs Leadership

“Ambition is refusing to quit on ourselves. Leadership is refusing to quit on others.”

-Simon Sinek

Many of us have that innate and deep desire or as author, speaker and podcaster Simon Sinek mentions in today’s quote, that ambition for refusing to quit on ourselves. It is that perseverance, that grit to be our best selves, helps us thwart off any desire to quit on ourselves. Ambition is strictly internal.

Leadership is external as it is based on our own actions and those actions will affect those that we lead. Our refusal to quit on them, their hopes and dreams. For me this goes to everyone at my school not matter what position they hold from teacher to our Food and Nutrition staff.

The needs of the many (everyone I lead) outweighs the need of the one (myself). Let us channel our own ambition to not quitting ourselves to our leadership and promise to never quit on others no matter what.

What does this quote mean to you and how can you apply today’s message towards developing your relationship skills?

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Special thanks to Todd Cluff for his music on this podcast.

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