If you want to be a leader you’ve got to be a reader.
One of the ways that we can make rapid progress is to make a commitment to grow daily. If you will immerse yourself in books, podcasts, and other forms of education the rewards will be mind boggling! You will notice that after stretching your mind, you will dream bigger, you’ll prioritize your life, and you will start to have a “get up and go” that you haven’t felt in quite some time!
Prioritize Your Priorities.
I’ve noticed that everybody wants to be successful, but not everyone exercises the priorities that are required to have significant progress in their life. One of the things that I have done personally is to become a follower of those who’ve been successful in their field and I’ve begun exercising the same empowering ideas that THEY have in MY OWN life.
In my own life, I find that when I try to do everything, I don’t do anything well. On the roadmap to success, it is important to narrow your focus and concentrate your efforts on one thing. What is that one thing for you that you feel you’re good at?
- Are you growing as a leader?
- Are you exercising focus?
- Are you seizing too many opportunities?
If you will write down these few questions and use them throughout the week, you will see something very visual by the end of this week. As a leader of your own life you must encourage yourself.
Successful people view failure as a learning experience, not a punishment.
Success depends more on you and your attitude than it does on your surroundings or the people who are currently creating roadblocks in your life. Unsuccessful people avoid taking responsibility, avoid risk, and try to avoid failure.
Successful people turn failure into feedback and don’t dwell on mistakes or the negative consequences of failure. Instead, they focus on the rich rewards that come from the learning experiences called bumps in the road.