There are leaders who want to be something, and those who want to do something. The difference is important.Leaders who want to be something – acerbic, insightful, demanding, passionate, precise, charismatic – whatever – make for great leaders, more often than not.
Those who want to do something: revolutionize their product, their team, their company, their industry…the world – are transcendent. Once in a lifetime. Never-to-be-seen-again revolutionaries. Icons.
Which are you? Are you consumed with being something, or doing something?
Oh, and one more thing…when/if you do actually do something that really matters, you get to be whatever you want. Forever.