Leaders live in extremes. They take definitive positions and they stand up for their opinions through the reactions of love, hate, and indifference. They understand what they believe and they speak and act accordingly. Their beliefs are clear to everyone around them. They don’t mind upsetting people.

Followers live in the middle. They carefully craft their language so that nobody has a reason to denounce what they say. They tiptoe around the boundaries that other people create. They avoid definitive claims. Their beliefs seem to change based on the situation. They would rather keep quiet than upset people.

Don’t live in the middle. Be opinionated.