Fame fades. Money is finite. Power is an illusion.

Only love endures.

We define leadership based upon externalities: all of the things we are without, don’t have, and think we need to make us happy, fulfilled and “successful”.

True leadership is to embody that which endures on its own. It’s felt, not forced. It multiplies effortlessly. It lasts forever.

Popularity wanes. Followers leave. Status is a deception.

Only love endures.

Flickr photo credit: morgan cain