The greatest punishment for being unwilling to rule is being
ruled by someone worse than oneself.
If you have an opportunity to lead, take it.
You may succeed or you may fail, yes, but what you learn will ripen into lessons you will harvest for years to come.
If you have an opportunity to lead and you don’t take it, don’t complain about the person who does. They deserve your expectation of their success, just like you would want from them.