The most fundamental difference between those who lead and those who follow--is that most have to believe, against all odds and all evidence, that things tomorrow, will be better.
Somehow. Doesnt matter how.
The 'doesnt matter how' part, is why they fail, and fail to see.
The leaders can face the fact that things might not and in all odds, won't be better.
Because it is only those who face it, that are able to change it.
I am reminded of this watching Rango, about a lizard played by Johnny Depp.