the leader "image"

Something hit me today, something I have unconsciously avoided. Usually I am open to criticism, and 99.9% of the time, I will have no problem with it. Tonight was different. Tonight I was told “You need to be more energetic and excited when you’re giving announcements”, I said, “Yes, I know, I just couldn’t remember what the announcements were” and “I hate announcements, it’s never been ‘my thing'”. It has never been “my thing” because I am afraid of failing to be the “image”, and that image includes someone with “energy and excitement”. I have always wanted to be the leader (see goal 6) who can spontaneously get and energize the group, who people just naturally want to follow. The words, “you need to be more