Becoming a Leader in High School

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‘’Leadership consists not in degrees of technique but in traits of character; it requires moral Rather than athletic or intellectual effort, and it imposes on both leader and follower alike the Burdens of self-restraint’’ – quoted by Lewis H. Lapham As you embark on your journey towards becoming a freshman in high school, choosing and adjusting to new people can sometimes be very tedious task. Try to become a leader rather than a follower and working to achieve this goal can play a principal role in the early days of your experience. Finding yourself becoming a member of the wrong crowd can seriously alter your potential and lead you down the wrong path. I understand that no one desires to be that one person that sticks out like a sore thumb. But it would be the best decision, or otherwise it could end badly. As a former student who was always being classified as a delinquent in high school, i have now been equipped with the experiences and ability to talk about the bad and opposite experiences and therefore try to influence fellow freshmen not to trod that path. From the first day I entered high school, I was greatly influenced by the activities I saw my fellow peers and even older students engaging in. Who weren't smoking marijuana, were drinking liquor and or even having sex on the compound. From that moment onwards, all the plans I entered high school with in executing , immediately took a turn for the worse. I had plans of becoming elected for the principal’s list and working my hardest on receiving an high grade point average at the end of the year. As the days passed and time progressed, I found myself starting to skip classes for they seemed unimportant. When I try to enter a classroom - I was alw... ... middle of paper ... ...d the freedom of doing anything without feeling out of place. Leadership role can also be helpful in impacting the lives of others in a positive way. As in the opposite, following only affects you as a person, you would have to adjust who you truly are just to fit in. Do not migrate from the hopes and dreams of becoming the next lawyer, doctor or even firefighter. Being a positive leader only affects the world positively towards a better place. To conclude reflecting back on the quote in the beginning lets me aware that I was only a follower because the things that I was doing seemed cool to me and my peers make it seem fun. As they were the most popular and I wanted to be a part. So I departing in saying that the wrong is sometimes sugar-coated but it’s up to you morally as an individual look away. Be a leader in your own way and try to influence others positively.
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