We are Seeking for Leaders, Not Ideals

Yesterday I had some guests. First three school teachers who teach in the same school where my mother does. Almost everyone of them asked me how they can better grow their children and make them like Me. πŸ˜‰ Also after they left, I had another visitor, a young guy who was going to get admission in college for grades, he was also seeking for someone who can guide him in a way or two.

Though I believe I’m not yet that great teacher, which I want to be, but I realized some truth about leadership.

A leader is the person who:

  • is not a guru, he is a normal guy who’s good at somethings and bad at many things.
  • make use of what he is good at.
  • leads the change, in other word who is always the first one to stand for something usually when no one believes in.
  • gets fail and then try again and again.

These are indeed great points, but to even better understanding how the process of leadership starts, we look into another angle.Β When Martin L. King, or Mandela stood for their rights, they were not the best black persons on earth.

There must be black guys in their community who were wiser, healthier, better communicator. But the thing is everyone was afraid to stand for that.

Mandela did not wait of any genius to start the journey of freedom, he did it.

Dear reader, We are Seeking for Leaders, Not Ideals, so don’t worry if you’re not good at something, you can lead your family, community, world. Come! Lead us!


  1. Whoa! Well said, well said young man! I am so proud of you.
    Keep on marching, Waqas!

    1. Waqas Ali says:

      Thank you my friend. πŸ˜‰

  2. viora121 says:

    Very well said

    1. Waqas Ali says:

      Thank you dear.

  3. sebastian says:

    I like the part when you said that even if you feel not quite fully prepared you do it anyway.

    Often, we are more prepared than we thought.

    It just sounds right.

    BTW, I’ve loved the new layout of your blog

    1. Waqas Ali says:

      Thank you Seb! It is true we are prepared for many things without realizing.

      Glad to know you like the new layout of blog. πŸ™‚

  4. atbilal says:

    this blog tells me how owesome your thoughts are

  5. mariamdrops says:

    well this is your first blog which i like most….:)

  6. ahsanalialvi says:

    Good! I like what you said.

  7. Kiran says:

    these words “gets fail and then try again and again.” are more precious than anything else…..
    Keep it up

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