I am reading books about people who have long since passed. Real men, leaders, people who really made changes in the world. The good, the bad and the ugly ones. In school I just sort of brushed off these men as being unimportant, or forgettable, men who had died long ago whos memories were not important, but not as a grown man.
Now I look at them with the realization that they were necessary, valuable and had really tough lessons to learn as they went through life just as I am with both theory development and my relationships with my loved ones. I am looking to the past now to provide guidance. I no longer look at them as fictional beings, but real ones, who overcame and sometimes failed miserably.
I am taking it all into consideration now if I am to be a leader. If I am to be a leader, I need to learn a lot more than I know now. It will be difficult, but I think it is a challenge I am willing to accept.