I have been a follower for most of my life. Still am and I'm proud to be one.
As a son, I tried to be as dutiful as I could be---pitching in on my housechores. As a service crew, it was basically the same except that you have a manager telling you what to do plus---you get paid.
Being a follower is not a bad thing. To be a good leader, you need to be a good follower. So I guess, being a follower is a preparation for good things to come.
In the next couple of years after my first paying job I pride myself at doing my job well. I was always told to put QUALITY in everything that I do and I did. I guess it kinda rubbed on all those years; plus, I was fortunate enough to be under leaders who were able to put out the best in me. Leaders who were uncompromising when it comes to quality. For this I thank God.
But it was never just a job for me. It did put food on the table but more than anything else it gave me an opportunity to be a part of an ever growing business. Oh, did I say that I have worked for the same brand all these years? I still do.