If you want to be successful in life, people are encouraged to be leaders. Everyone is encouraged to take charge of his or her lives and to start being in control of everything. Your life is only yours to lead. Some people will try to take charge over it; some people will force themselves into your decision-making process; and some people will try to alter the course of your journey. During these times, you can succumb and just let yourself be taken by the flow of things, or you can refuse to be a push over, and start being in control. Be a leader. Be a leader who is in charge of your life and be the leader who other people will look up to. The Real Leader Anyone who wishes to become a leader can become one. While there are people who were born leaders, you have to realize that leadership can be learned and it can be developed. There are specific qualities that set leaders apart from the rest. The following are the said qualities of a leader; if you aspire to take charge and to be in control, you should make sure to be equipped with the following qualities: A leader should be a good example to the people around, most especially his subordinates. As someone who has got the full attention of people, you should behave in way that does not destroy your name and reputation. If you are in business and you want people to share your vision, live your vision and inspire the others to take the same path. A leader is a people person. Although you are basically in this to better your life and to make things go your way, as a leader you should not neglect the welfare of other people. You should not fail to realize that your decisions have the potential to affect other people, too. A leader is goal-oriented. A good leader knows his purpose and he has designed a definite plan to get there. A good leader knows what he wants and he does not stray away from it. A leader is a passionate. He works, not only for the sake of being able to perform, but because it is in his blood and bone to do it. When he takes a job, he commits, and he keeps his focus. A leader is governed by the right ethical beliefs. Even though he is fuelled by the hunger to succeed, his hunger does not possess him to step on other people. How to Become a Leader Anyone who wishes to become one, can be a leader. To become a leader, you should have the willingness and the bravado to do more and be more. A leader is a dreamer but more than just a weaver of dreams, he takes action, he takes risks and he does not get tired. Everyone can aspire to become a leader but not everyone who aspires to be one, will become one. Leaders are charged individuals from head-to-foot, from bone-to-bone. If you are a leader, you will one, through-and-through.