Where there is a spark, you see fire. Where there is a pattern, you build systems. The one who takes the initiative, 100 times out of 100, is going to be the one with the head start, and the one with the head start is by definition the leader.
Here’s one to write down – never complain about a problem without at least the beginnings of an idea about how to go about solving it. In fact, never complain about problems. Problems happen.
Problems are fun!
Attack them – that’s what they’re there for, and if you need help, bring others in on the attack. Formulate a strategy and take it down.