“My ears hurt”, is what my toddler says to me when, according to her, I am too loud or there is a noise that she just doesn’t like.
“Quiet, please”, the words I use to try to bring peace to my household.
But what does QUIET truly mean?
According to the dictionary it is defined as “free from disturbance or tumult; tranquil; peaceful”; “making no noise or sound, especially no disturbing sound”; or “silent”.
There is this moment before they announce “THE NAME” where all is silent. On stage the remaining contestants are holding hands, supporting each other, confident in knowing that they did their best. Its full of anticipation and excitement, its loud and silent; its dynamic and tranquil.
In this moment, these young women are confident, they are strong, they are beautiful, they have a QUIET confidence that exudes from within them, it doesn’t take away, only enhances the beauty of those around them.
Have you ever asked yourself, “would I work for me”; “would I be my employee”? What if the answer was “NO”?
Who would you work for? What would you look for in a boss? What DO you look for in a LEADER?
Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King, Jr. are some of the words great leaders. They weren’t boastful or
loud, they led gently and with steadfast determination. They put the needs of others before their own.
These young women, standing on stage, embody everything that it means to be a great LEADER. They know how to be loud without yelling, to make a difference by showing kindness, by not overshadowing and with true determination.