Culture tells us that one does not need to lead himself before he can lead others.
There’s a lot of reasons behind this belief. People believe leaders don’t have to lead themselves because:
People can be better at getting others to do things they don’t want to do
As long as others are being moved forward, it doesn’t matter where the leader stands
Leading others doesn’t require you to lead yourself
Listening to these excuses you can see how thin and flimsy they are. These excuses for bad leadership skills are people grasping for reasons why they don’t lead well.
Why You Must Lead Yourself First
You are the example: People look for leaders who are leading themselves well first. No one wants to follow someone who has their life in shambles.