Bhagavad Gita 3.21: “Whatever action a great man performs, common men follow. And whatever standards he sets by exemplary acts, all the world pursues.”
A leader cannot tell people not to smoke if the leader themselves smoke.
Acting on beliefs makes someone great and memorable, it is when one’s ideas are manifested into reality through their actions that the person steps into a leadership role.
Are we wolves or sheep? Taking responsibility empowers you, whereas accepting that you are a product of your society or environment robs you of your power. You are a leader. Every person you interact with is influenced by your decisions, so act great. Be great. And others will be inspired to follow.