Quiet Time Is Essential for Leaders

Silence leads to personal growth

Vincent Vicari, MPA
3 min readSep 4, 2022


Photo by Niklas Ohlrogge on Unsplash

Depending on what you have going on in life, quiet time is an extremely valuable commodity. Trust me, it’s worth more to me than money in some instances.

The value of quiet time is immeasurable. The obvious reason for this is because we all enjoy some time to ourselves.

Those moments where no one else is around. For me, the majority of my alone time is early in the mornings when the kids are asleep and no electronics are on.

It’s glorious actually.

The quiet is truly peaceful. And yes, there are times when I simply sit and stare at the wall.

But taking advantage of the quiet moments is what separates mediocre from success. Instead of simply drifting through the moments of quiet, leaders use these minutes to grow.

Take Advantage of Quiet Time

What causes stress in our lives? Besides people and money, it’s the need to get things done. To pursue the things we truly want to do.

Now some of you may be doing work that is your passion, so kudos to you. But for many, that isn’t the case and that’s fine. Bills need to be paid.

This is where the quiet, alone time factors in. I want to draw and write. Well, other parts of my life take time away from those passions. So early in the morning, as the sun comes up, guess what I’m doing?

It’s those moments that allow me to grow as an artist and writer. I can practice the craft that gives me joy.

Now here’s the circle of life, doing those things during my quiet time, (yes I’m writing this at 6:20 am on a Saturday), relieves my stress. I stress when I can’t or haven’t created some art or written something.

I need to get these things done. And as I accomplish these things, I grow and improve.

Quiet Time and Leadership

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Vincent Vicari, MPA

Artist, illustrator, and writer on Personal Development, Leadership, and Creativity. See more at https://vincentvicariart.com