Today we’re talking about the difference between popularity and leadership. There’s often a misconception that those two words are synonymous, and that couldn’t be further from the truth.
Popularity is not synonymous with leadership, and believing that it is can actually be dangerous. To honor the calling that you have, you have to live within a set of core values. Those core values should serve as your true north.
But if you mistake being popular with being a leader, you might have a bend toward that popularity because it feels good! We all like to be liked.
When you start to sway toward what feels good over what’s right, you move away from that set of values that are truly the stepping stones toward your purpose.
Leadership is not always doing what’s popular, but doing what’s right.