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I Am A Leader Not A Follower

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    Trying to become a section leader in my schools

    marching band, and I've been reading and studying the idea of leadership , what good leadership looks like, and examples of great leaders. I lack 100% confidence in myself that I am capable in taking this roll, and helping my group achieve excellence. Any advice, thoughts, etc?
    NldlDrummer2835 NldlDrummer2835 16-17, M Jan 20

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    I'd Rather Lead Than Follow

    to follow someone that is like being a copy cat or a puppet.  I do things my way on my own terms in my own time frame.  I don't want to be someones puppet.
    aquarius3 aquarius3 61-65 Feb 10, 2012

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    Even though my friends are older

    than me they treat me like I'm older than them!
    Jacobwalker Jacobwalker 22-25, M Jun 2, 2014

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    But Only With Work And Money

    My wife is the leader when it comes to sex and any thing about the house or kids. She took charge the evening after our first date. She chose the position and what we did as my reward , I was still wondering how far she would go and found I was there. She has never changed...
    anthony2001 anthony2001 61-65, M 2 Responses Dec 26, 2011

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    S E L F More Or L E S S

    Never follow in suit of someone else ,always leading throughout your journey is definetaly ideal for ones personal identification ! In other words you will run out of road eventually and you will have never of learned how to leave your mark and create your own PATH...Yes! You...
    THBK THBK 22-25, M 3 Responses Oct 29, 2012

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    through me to the wolfs

    and ill come back leading the pack
    Differentisgood Differentisgood 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 2, 2014

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    The Alpha

    I love to be involved in things that I can control. I'm not controlling or bossy or anything like that, I just am better suited in a position where I can govern something. I hate being told HOW to do something, or being told that I CAN'T do something. I enjoy finding ways that...
    Lilysilver13 Lilysilver13 16-17, F May 30, 2012

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    I personally believe

    that an introvert who leads through guidance is a greater leader than an extrovert leading through dictation.
    Lucienn Lucienn 22-25, T 1 Response Jul 20, 2014

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    Even though my friends are older

    than me they treat me like I'm older than them!
    Jacobwalker Jacobwalker 22-25, M Jun 2, 2014

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    ***respect For The Life Of Joan Of Arc Among Other Profound Chosen Of God Women***

      A NEW ERA ARRIVES... FINALLY 100% = WOMEN ... WE DEMAND INTEGRITY  
    Demigiozia Demigiozia 66-70 Mar 31, 2010

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    Be A Strong Person

    A leader is not necessary someone that leads other people, but a person that is strong leading their own life. . A leader believes that life is full of choices and accepts the good and bad from their choices. Advise to being strong: 1. Life is not easy. – Hard work...
    Jones47 Jones47 61-65, M 1 Response Jul 12, 2011

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    My Drummer Beats For Me

    When peers say let's go do this it will be fun, I'll be the one to ask why. When everyone is picking on the new/small/etc. kid, I'm the one who asks why and befriends the kid. When society tells me who I should date, how old they should be, what color they are, etc.; I...
    PrairieDog71 PrairieDog71 41-45, M Jun 11, 2012

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    But I'm Not In Charge

    We are all a unit, a single entity comprised of many smaller entities functioning as individual beings in a scheme so grand, we are simply unable to understand or fully grasp the complexity of it all.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 3, 2011

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    My Education While He Is A Marine

    So my fiannce is a marine and we are getting married in the summer. i will have to finish high school and he will be on deployment for this time. But at his next duty station. At this time ill be out of high school and ready for college if not already in it. Now i dont care...
    kayrodriguez kayrodriguez 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 31, 2011

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    In Charge

    I am in charge of myself. I have never been a follower, I have tried but failed miserably at it. I was always a different kind of individual. I always took charge and became the leader. I was much better at it and it was more me. I am more of an analytical and logical person. I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 19, 2011

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    I have always been different.

    This is a quality trait of a Leader. Whats more is a Leader is original in about all their thoughts. Their thoughts will be an example bad or good that will have others take to. A leader is strong, bold and ambitious. Not as in a show but more for progress in plans and goals to...
    Babeondwy Babeondwy 41-45, F Jan 22, 2014

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    I Was The Founder Of This Group

    Hmm i'm an ex E.P member! I joined again...Sadly all my stories are lost and all my groups are founder-less!  oh well that doesn't change the fact that I'm still a leader and not a follower!
    echo101 echo101 13-15, F Jun 24, 2010

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    FerrarixD FerrarixD 13-15, M Mar 5

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    I fell in love few months back

    and two months ago,we told each other and now we've been blissfully in love. But I had a dream. To become big and successful and the best in the world in my craft. After he happened to me,I feel like I have let go of it. I dont know how to revive it. And Im distracted a lot...
    JuniperLeeGirl JuniperLeeGirl 18-21 May 3, 2014

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    I have always been a leader

    and never a follower since my younger days as a child. I started off with assisting my brother with his paper route, was a teenage female model, and was an LPN and RN. If something needs to be done then I will usually volunteer in doing what is needed, if possible and if I...
    floridamomtobeach floridamomtobeach 26-30, F Dec 28, 2013

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    Follow My Lead

    I am a leader not a follower, now everyone follow my lead and i'll lead you to the promise land, Iran here we come. Hahahahahaha.......Just kidding.And that was my amazing story
    JimMorrisonRocks JimMorrisonRocks 26-30, M Oct 7, 2012

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    I am the person that takes the path less traveled every time and I can normally talk lots of people into walking it with me lol.
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 31, 2010

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    You shall never beat me to it.

    I will be all over that **** in 10 seconds flat. Before you even turn around I will be hugging the task you desire and I will have befriended it and we will be eating cookies together and it will never leave me for you, that is how fast I am.
    HappyHart5 HappyHart5 16-17, F Jul 21, 2014

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