Do you know what separates a leader from the average person? Some individuals say they are dedicated to their fitness programs but find all sorts of excuses to miss a workout. Some people say they are dedicated to building their careers but stay in rut jobs and blame conditions or others for their lack of action. Earl Nightingale called these individuals average people. There’s a much smaller group of individuals who motivate themselves to take action and move their lives and careers forward. Earl called them leaders. “We can let circumstances rule us, or we can take charge and rule our lives from within.” — Earl Nightingale, The Strangest Secret, Lead the Field.