If we look for examples of leadership, throughout history we can find examples of incredible achievements of men who achieved their goals with the only tool of their determination. One of these great examples of leadership would undoubtedly be that of George Washington.
Washington, was commander in chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War and served two terms as the first U.S. president.
In December 1752, Washington, who had no previous military experience, was made commander of the Virginia militia and was eventually put in charge of all of Virginia’s militia forces.
In the United States when Washington took office, consisting of 11 states and 4 million people, there was no precedent for presidents. Mindful that his actions would likely determine how future presidents were expected to govern, Washington worked hard to set an example of fairness, prudence, and integrity.
He signed the first United States copyright law, signed the first Thanksgiving proclamation for the end of the war for American independence and the successful ratification of the Constitution.
If George Washington would have had excuses or had not believed in the power of will, the United States most likely would not be the same, his face would not be on the dollar bills or the American capital would not be called after him.
Washington was an innovative farmer and landowner, a revolutionary political activist, commander of the militia, father of his country, and first president of the United States of America. He exemplifies character and leadership.