Decide who you are
Your past and your upbringing may have been less than desirable, but that’s not important because the person you ultimately become is up to you.
Decide what you believe in and who you are in the process of becoming. Look for the good in yourself and focus on bringing out those qualities. Then, grant the same grace to other people.
Even when you hit roadblocks, keep moving forward.
Deal with the issues right in front of you, with the intent of being just a little bit better today than you were yesterday.
Incremental improvements take patience, persistence and faith, but they will go a long way to make you the kind of leader people admire.