I don’t think many movies have inspired me the way Lincoln did. It shows that leadership is not just about making big decisions but it’s also about making difficult decisions at difficult times, with little or no support and sometimes with the entire world against you. Fighting the battle within yourself is often the first step to big decisions and also to great leadership. It is also no small thing what the human mind can conceive when it’s not correctly informed and how much worse things can go when provided with great knowledge. Do we always use the knowledge we have to achieve the right things? Do we know what small wrongs we need to do when we need to accomplish a greater good or do we get lost trying to distinguish one from another.
Most important, can you put your foot down and say, I want this cause this is the right thing. And this is the right thing cause I want it.