Though we have superiors in our works, still leadership is in our grasps. It is only important to believe in our individual purpose. By not treating ourselves as born leaders, we would be lacking in self-confidence and we could not do something for the attainment of our purpose. But believing that there is a seed of leadership in our individual being would lead to a motivated expression of oneself. Thus, tasks can just be done by us despite of hardships.
Nobody reach a top level of successful leadership without passing the fate of a subordinate. As gold is melted in fire and formed into a beautiful jewelry by pounding or hammering, so is leadership in us. Each individual can be special or so precious like gold - or even more than gold - when the purpose of living for good is discovered after passing through the path of followership.