“A leader is a dealer in hope.” –Napoleon Bonaparte

I like to think that being given the huge responsibility to successfully lead a group of Keyblade wielders away from a war and everything they’ve ever known comes with heavy baggage to carry.

anonymous asked:

I worry about party discipline being used to dismiss problems that the leaders don't see as important. How to strike the balance between giving too much time to every minor issue and not giving enough to major ones?

Yeah that’s definitely a problem that I can see arising. I think having a maximalist program is important so parties don’t fall into the old social democracy minimal program trap, but also having the so called leaders accountable to the rank and file is important. Finding that balance is key, I think

Now, my school is pretty big on leadership. One of the required courses to graduate is called “Leading with Character,” a class focused on teaching the attributes of a good leader: honesty, accountability, perseverance, the list goes on. Going into the class, I’d probably laugh. if you told me the extent to which the unit on courage actually affected me. I guess there’s just something about inspirational movies and videos of TED Talks that really gets to me. The focus of the unit on courage was that we are supposed to “lean into fear.” We should take the anxiety or fear surrounding something and embrace it in order to step out of our comfort zones. Fear or discomfort should not be viewed as something to hold you back, rather a motivation to try to overcome it. One of the activities that we did was making a diagram of our comfort zones: three concentric circles labeled comfort zone., discomfort zone, and “danger” zone. This made me realize that I had quite a few things in my discomfort zone, but not so many in my comfort zone. I decided I needed to do something about that.
Since that class, I’ve found myself stepping out of my comfort zone more than I ever had done before. I’m not entirely sure what it was about trying new things that had suddenly had me so captivated, whether it was the thrill of uncertainty, the sense of accomplishment and satisfaction, or something else, but I was suddenly stepping out of my comfort zone right and left, *insert* I’m an alien* creating many new and exciting experiences for myself. These experiences varied in terms of their “how-crazy-this-is-for-Glenn”-ness. Some were small tentative steps out of my comfort zone, such as donating blood (as well as passing out, but that’s a different story). Others were longer strides out my comfort zone, such as auditioning for theatre, an experience that I am so grateful for, as it was some of the most fun times I’ve ever had. *insert* Another was not replying to a text that my now gf sent me abt her feelings for me and then later claiming i was “asleep” yup, that was pretty brave. * Still, others were giant leaps out of my comfort zone, (like my gf) (girl frog) (get it .. frog.. leap…) which I know now always create the most memorable of experiences, such as signing up for a 10-day trip to Europe (w my gf) , by far the best experience of my entire life (bc i kissed my gf). My now frequent habit of stepping out of my comfort zone (kissing a girl) has led to so many fun and interesting experiences that I would not have traded for the world. (g. f. need i say more?)

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dont #clap# eat #clap# gluten #clap# if #clap# u are #clap# afraid of #clap# it

I’m not striving to be the most popular or make myself wildly uncomfortable by trying to do everything available to me. All I have realized is that I shouldn’t let anxieties or discomforts hold me back from doing anything (like gluten)(or my gf). Not everything is going to be easy in life ( ;)) . Stepping out of my comfort zone is the key to experiencing life to the fullest. I am so thankful to have realized this at a relatively young age (yes, i did just say relatively) , so as to be able to not be held back by fear as I am growing up and making more and more decisions for myself. (loike college and writing this essay) This is why I view this shift in my perception of life as a transition from childhood to adulthood. This realization that life is full of challenges that need to be overcome is key to growing up.(well i guess this is growing up der der der der duh duh duhd udhd udhd dudhdu hd dhd #blink182 song) My previous naivete in which I thought that I could simply stay within my comfort zone forever was ended by this revelation, and I am much happier now that I have my current mindset. girldfriend

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tallgeezwow  asked:

How does Telchis feel about the current Horde leadership? Particularly, Sylvanas Windrunner as Warchief, versus any of the other possible options.

Telchis doesn’t trust Sylvannas at all. She’s dishonorable, manipulative, and a liar. Worst of all she starts fights and doesn’t finish them. He, being the person he is, would have rather see a more accountable leader such as Lor'themar, Saurfang, or Baine.