Campus Pride Resources

The Leadership Wish

I wish…

I sincerely wish you will have the experience of thinking up a new idea, planning it, organizing it, and following it to completion, and then have it be magnificently successful. I also hope you will go through the same process and have something “bomb out.”

I wish you could know how it feels “to run” with all your heart and lose – horribly.

I wish you could achieve some great good mankind, but have nobody know about it but you.

I wish you could find something so worthwhile that you deem it worthy of investing your life.

I hope you become frustrated and challenged enough to begin to push back the very barriers of your own personal limitations.

I hope you make a stupid mistake and get caught red-handed and are big enough to say those magic words, “I was wrong.”

I hope you give so much of yourself that some days you wonder if it’s all worth it.

I wish for you the worst kind of criticism for everything you do, because that makes you fight to achieve beyond what you normally would.

I wish for you the experience of leadership.

Reum, 1966