Wow! This is a powerful quote on leadership and taking initiative. I admit that there are times I just want others to step up to the plate and take care of business. However, I can’t let that attitude stop me from being a leader.
“As responsibility is passed to your hands, it will not do, as you live the rest of your life, to assume that someone else will bear the major burdens, that someone else will demonstrate the key convictions, that someone else will run for office, that someone else will take care of the poor, that someone else will visit the sick, protect civil rights, enforce the law, preserve culture, transmit value, maintain civilization, and defend freedom.
“You must never forget that what you do not value will not be valued, that what you do not remember will not be remembered, that what you do not change will not be changed, that what you do not do will not be done. You can, if you will, craft a society whose leaders, business and political, are less obsessed with the need for money. It is not really a question of what to do but simply the will to do it.”
–Alexander M. Saunders, Jr.
Question: When have you stepped up to take care of business when others refused to do so?