While listening to A Minute with John Maxwell this morning, I was reminded that leaders are 'action oriented people' leaving their footprints in the sands of time as they purposefully make things happen. In contrast their are a lot of people who are sitting idle waiting for life to happen, leaving buttprints instead of footprints! Maxwell asserted, "They're not going anywhere, they're not doing anything, they're not traveling, they're not helping, they're not people of action, they're just sitting on their butts waiting for life to happen to them."
Leaders have a 'bias towards action.' They are people who create movement and build momentum in a team, forging indelible footprints that leave a lasting legacy for those who follow in their footsteps. A leader's footprints are firm and easy to follow, they are determined and lead to a destination, and they are always pointing forward.
I would rather follow the footprints of someone making something happen than sit in the buttprint of someone waiting for something to happen! Are you leaving footprints or buttprints in the sands of time?