Monday, July 20, 2015

7 Realizations About Leadership and Personal Development I've Come to This Summer (so far)

As part of the process of wrapping up the latest chapter in my professional life and working diligently to move gracefully into the next one, I’ve taken stock of fundamental lessons I’ve learned. I share these realizations related to personal development and leadership with you here with the hope that you might derive some benefit from my newfound insight. 

1.Self-confidence means intuitively recognizing that what you consider good enough is just that, regardless of how others respond to your work. 

2.If you're constantly reacting to what comes your way, you'll likely never get where you really want to go. Focusing on what’s truly important is critical; the rest can wait. 

3.There are times when you'll find it difficult to be kind. But there really is no other way to be in the world if you want to be happy and healthy. 

4.If you focus solely on your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, you'll have little energy left to tend to the alleged foibles of others by criticizing, complaining, and gossiping.  

5.Even the most seemingly insignificant words or deeds have impact. So carefully consider how you engage the world. Make it a practice to demonstrate restraint of pen and tongue whenever you are in doubt.  

6.If you don't put your needs first, you cannot expect anyone else will do so. 

7.If you don't at least aspire to practice what you preach, people may choose not to listen to what you have to say. Strive for consistency between your words and behavior. 

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