Leadership is shown when a mature individual takes the conscious time to lead others by example. True leaders boldly have the courage to stand up for their beliefs and what’s right, despite the circumstance. In recovery, a leader’s actions speak for themselves because they practice what they preach and stick to the example they lead by. Leadership isn’t a spoken title, rather it’s shown by a life lived with integrity and honesty. I used to think that leadership is something that is given to you but I realize now that it is something you carry within yourself.