On being a Follower

A conducter was once asked which was the most difficult instrument to play. He looked thoughtful for a moment. “Second fiddle”, he said. “It is easy to find first violinists but very rare to find someone who will play second fiddle with enthusiasm.”

Ronald Reagon said “There is no limit to what a man can do or where he can go if he doesn’t mind who gets the credit”.

Why is it so hard to be a follower? Probably because of the lack of prestige it has, the lack of power, the lack of respect. It is almost like admitting, “I’m not good enough to be the leader”.

And yet, we can not have a world of leaders. A world of leaders without followers is simply anarchy. Leaders need good followers to do what needs to be done faithfully and loyally and efficently.

So, leaders, take a moment to appreciate your followers. For without them, you are pretty much useless.

Followers, take a moment to give yourself a boost of confidence. The world needs followers more than it needs leaders. You are an essential part of making everything run smoothly. Without you, there is just a bunch of egomaniacs running around like chickens with their heads cut off.

Are you a leader or a follower?


~ by cjt on October 16, 2007.

4 Responses to “On being a Follower”

  1. Follower.

  2. Follower. Thanks for the insight.

  3. I admit I’m a follower most of the time also. It’s nice to see there are more of us out there!

  4. Can you follow without being a leader yourself?

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