You have the ability to be a leader and to lead with excellence.
Look at the following definitions for a leader and a follower. Ask yourself which definition describes you best. Personally. Professionally.
Someone who is internally motivated. Their need to be excellent drives them. A leader is not easily swayed from doing the right thing and looks for ways to be part of the solution. Takes responsibility for their own actions.
Someone who is externally motivated. They depend on someone else for their daily motivation. A follower normally only acts when being watched by others. Blames others or circumstances for their actions.
Now, ask yourself, who do I want to be?
Every one of us has the capacity to be a leader.