You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor” ~Aristotle
The word manifesto can be traced back to the Latin root manifestum, which means clear or conspicuous. A manifesto is defined as a declaration of beliefs, opinions, motives, and intentions. In other words, a document that an organization or person writes that declares what they value.
A manifesto is a bold, courageous call to action. It prompts us to evaluate the gap between those principles we value and our current reality. It also challenges our assumptions, makes resolute our commitment, and provokes change.
As you read through the following leadership manifesto, I encourage you to think about the things you value and write down your own personal manifesto. Are you up for it?
- You are born with the seeds of greatness within you
Embrace your inner you – you are already enough.
- There is only one authentic you
You are the missing piece of the jigsaw puzzle. Without you the world doesn’t quite fit together.
- You are an integral part of the whole universe
You are connected to the world, and have everything you need at your fingertips.
- You are committed to something bigger than yourself
Serenity, passion, meaning and legacy come from serving others.
- The future is yours to create
The possibilities are endless and limited only by your imagination
- There are no limits
There is nothing you cannot do for the benefit of the whole of humanity. Unleash your creative potential.
- You are free to choose to stand for what you care about
True freedom is choosing to live authentically towards that which you value and care about.
- All life is sacred and connected
You don’t live alone. The true power isn’t in you individually – rather it is between everyone.
- You are committed to being extraordinary
The mark of an extraordinary free life is making a commitment to living free. Commit to letting go of your past, and do it.
- You belong
You don’t have to prove anything to anyone. You don’t have to be or do anything to belong — you already are.