L4L gave me the inspiration to believe that I myself could turn an idea into reality from start to finish. It was the catalyst to a transformation within me to understand that a leader doesn't always have to have every step planned out beforehand, but rather constantly adapts one’s plan to fit the current situation- with the end goal always in mind. Prior to experiencing L4L and all that followed, I despised oral presentations, I stuck to what I knew, and I left the "big decisions" to the adults. Leaders for Life International changed all of that: it gave me confidence. It gave me the confidence to find my voice, to adore debate and model UN, to co-found a club devoted to leadership, and to pursue a college degree at Dartmouth College in a league of colleges I previously could only ever have dreamed of. L4L made me realize that my voice was important, and that with confidence, I could use my voice to lead the world.