Victory is not defined by perceived success, but rather by an internal perspective seeing that you made it. Victory, is not necessarily crossing the line first; but owning it in your own time, in your own setting, and achieving your goals. Victory counts on you, nobody else. However, there is a fatal injustice that has thawed out the spirit of humanity; the injustice of socially believing that if you beat somebody else – you are successful. It doesn’t matter what your own goals were, if you were first across that line, if you were the longest throw or if you got a better score than another, only then are you victorious. And that, is where we are wrong.
Within any social setting, there is an undeniable hierarchy that dictates play. There is a ladder of power, with the majority playing the denominator, and a figurehead of ideas as numerator. The ‘captain’ of the ship stands above his crew, watching on intently. The issue with this supervision is the leader will never see the ship sinking before it happens. From a visual stand point, one could never identify the holes in the plan, the issues leaking in and the wind constantly knocking development down. Not until it’s too late, and the crew is well under water. Leadership depends on a social and personal understanding amongst all people. Our most powerful leaders in history, are the ones who stood with the people, who stood amongst the battle and knew how to transform peoples visions into everyone’s reality. They were not powerful; they were empowering.
This is where the definition of victory comes in. In modern society, everything has become a competition. Every success is defined on how well you went against another, and this includes leadership standards. It’s time to put the lid on the social infection that suggests you are only victorious if you were better. It’s time to abolish the idea that success is synonymous with better, because it’s not.
The human race has destroyed itself and it’s environment in the hope of being ‘better’, and we continue to tear each other down. We are physically stopping human evolution in all senses, in fear of not being the best. We must start to build each other up. We must begin to lead by example; and not by force. There is no competition, because nobody can be you, so be you fervently. Aspire to be the leader that comes by action, not by position, for people will say to you, “I didn’t give up because of you,” rather than, “I gave up because of you were better.” Lead by empowering, lead victoriously.
Insulin dependent and adventure seeking, Molly is loves to eat mac’n’cheese, live-stream every game of Netball and cuddle her special diabetic alert puppy Pickle. Living as a servant of God, she lives out compassion and excitement, but is the most forgetful person you’ll ever met. Currently serving as College Captain of Faith Lutheran – Plainland, she plans to become a Behavioural Science/Laws Student at QUT (Queensland University of Technology). Her journey may be turbulent but she hopes one day – it will become inspiring.