Thoughts need to be thought, touched and felt. They need to be analyzed, interpreted, meditated upon and prayed through. Thoughts need to be ordered and aligned to inform a meaningful life. Ignore them and all you can do is exist.
Leadership requires that you give up certain things when you step into office. However, you only discover those things when you are in office. Nevertheless many leaders are not willing nor can they afford to give up these things while in office. This tug of war between service and survival i.e sacrifice is a constant battle that eventually affects the quality of leadership. It may be important that a leader be self actualized BEFORE stepping into office.