Although you’re not born a leader, everyone is born with, at least, one essential quality that’s necessary to becoming a leader. That quality is Vision. Kids are visionaries; they don’t ask “why?” they ask “why not?” Kids push the limits and try new things because they’re not bound by life experiences telling them “it won’t work, you can’t do that or it’s not possible.” As adults, many people lose this essential quality because they’ve experienced things such as consequences, rejection, doubt, failure, and fear.
Great leaders are not just visionaries, but passionate visionaries. Passion can be contagious. To develop a vision, you have to be passionate about some things. Passion is the fuel that makes it all go. Passion helps you to overcome boundaries and take some risks.
With your vision, set goals and rally people together and make them part of it. That’s the motivation required. With a passionate vision, motivation comes easy. A passionate leader will remove any obstacles to keep the vision on track. Effective leaders know where they're going and they have their goals and destiny defined long before they motivate others to follow.
Fulfilling goals toward a vision requires taking risks. A good leader will color outside the lines and think outside the box. Doing this creates change. And remember, Leaders create change.