Within every person there exists certain qualities that cannot be learned, taught, or imitated; Qualities that define one’s very existence and are as much a part of them as the matter that makes up their physical body. These traits supersede any resistance, contrary belief, or desire and guide us through each and every obstacle and opportunity in our lives. Some possess remarkable courage. Others exude gracefulness and kindness. I am fortunate that I have been endowed with both a passion for learning and an ability to lead others that have allowed me to succeed both academically and professionally.
My passion for knowledge is nearly tangible. I crave the unfamiliar, that which lies beyond the borders of my understanding. It is more than desire, more than addiction; It is an infectious disease that spreads to all who choose to hear me express my infatuation until it is not just a part of me but a part of us. It is this devotion that has molded me into the man I am today, a man capable and eager to lead others.
This initiative has lived within me for as long as I can remember. Throughout my entire life I have been known as the motivator, the mediator, the persuader. It was during high school that I found my niche within the mock trials and in-class ethical debates that frequented my education. I adored the art of persuasion almost as much as the feeling of unity that resulted from it. People were drawn to my reasoning and energy, and the sense of pride that came with standing at the forefront of a belief is a feeling that cannot be equaled.
Discovering my passion for communication and influence fueled my confidence to assume leadership roles in the later stages of my education.
From here I want to mention some concrete examples of leadership throughout my college and work experience.
I would be very grateful for any critique on either content or grammer (I'm an engineering undergrad so I feel a little rusty with my writing)
Thanks in advance!