If you can’t manage your own mental attitude, what makes you think you can help others?
Why is it that often those who believe they would be the best leaders of others — if they were only given the opportunity — haven’t learned to manage themselves properly? Before you can ever have any hope of managing others effectively, you must first learn to set an example for others to follow. It is simply impossible for you to inspire others to high levels of achievement if you cannot inspire yourself to do the same. Don’t make the mistake that many others make by saying, “When they give me more responsibility, I’ll show them I can.” The first move is yours. You must first prove yourself worthy.