Outstanding leaders go out of their way to boost the selfesteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it's amazing what they can accomplish.” My mother showed me this quote when I was made a section leader in my second year of marching band. I was nervous about assuming not only a role where
I might have to lead my classmates, but one that my sister had held for years before me. I dreaded the thought that this was yet another thing in which my sister would outshine me in (I was a tad bit dramatic).In addition, being a selfproclaimed, socially awkward, introvert, I did not like the idea that I might have to “boss” around some of my peers. Nevertheless, I decided to take my mothers wise advice. All I had to was support and make my section feel confident in themselves and my job would be accomplished. I went to band everyday scared out of my wits that I would do or say the wrong thing and everybody would hate me, but, once I pushed my own insecure drama out of my head, I realized something that seemed incredible at the time. All I had to do was be myself and everything else would fall into place.
That summer at band camp my true self finally