A leader has become something that we strive to be instead of accepting that we already are. We celebrate accomplishments that few people can achieve, rather than celebrating the everyday actions that positively influence the lives of others.

Think of a moment when someone did something that changed your life for the better. Maybe it was something as simple as a few words of reassurance, a smile when you needed a pick-me-up, or ride home after a bad day. Their kindness didn’t seem extraordinary in the moment, but it was a catalyst for change in your life.

When being a leader is viewed as an idealistic achievement, we allow leadership to remain out of reach. Honor the importance of small, meaningful moments. Celebrate the everyday leaders in your life.