Effective influencers usually have a mission. They are motivated by their values and so they are able to lead others effectively. Identify your needs, hopes, and values, cultivate your leadership abilities, and start becoming more proactive.
Observe what good leaders do and aim to follow their lead.
Take some time out to think about your talents, strengths, and long-term goals. What interests you most about your work? It could be writing, planning, or human relations among many other things. In the long run, you are more likely to be successful at your job if you are interested in what you are doing. Be clear and realistic about your limitations. Ask yourself what support you need ...