Pioneers like Einstein, Steve Jobs, Richard Branson, Nelson Mandela, Gloria Steinem, and even the Beatles have a lot in common with leaders.
Specifically, these 3 things. They are…
1. Visionaries. They see things before other people do.
2. Misunderstood. They are often misunderstood because they see things before other people.
3. Lonely. It can be a lonely role as a consequence of being misunderstood and seeing things before other people.
Yet, no matter what kinds of trials and tribulations they face – and against all odds – they stay true to their goal or mission, overcoming obstacles, rejection, resistance, discrimination, and so much more.
If you are a leader, you already understand this.
That leadership has much more to do with the kind of human being you’ve decided to be than almost anything else.
That your morals, ethics, values, and philosophies supercede any discomfort and challenges that living out of them may present.
If you are a pioneer, you will understand this for exactly the same reasons.
Which is why leaders and pioneers have so much in common.