What leadership means to me in recovery is standing out to others and being someone that others can look to for guidance or direction. It means that whether you like it or not others will follow you in a sense so it places a responsibility on you to set forth a good example for others to follow. In recovery it is very important to be a leader because when we come to the rooms of AA we are trying to learn how to live differently because the alternative is jail, institutions, or death. People have told me many times that I have leadership qualities and that it’s a gift and a curse because it requires me to have integrity and to stand out and to be a good role model. I am trying to focus on doing the right thing when nobody is watching in order to be a good leader.