I have found that great leaders have 3 things in common amenability, humility, and an insatiable drive to succeed. Whether you are just starting out and trying to make a name for yourself or you have achieved the pinnacle of success it’s important to remember to be cultivating these three characteristics.
3 Things You Need:
Don’t think you know it all. See yourself as a life-long learner who is always seeking ways to learn, grow and improve. See everyone as a teacher and learn from everyone you meet. Be open to new ideas and strategies to take your life, school and work to the next level. Seek out new ideas, new strategies and new ways to push yourself out of your comfort zone. Invest the time, energy, sweat and dedication to be your best and let God do the rest.
When people tell you that you are great don’t let it go to your head. And when they tell you that you stink, don’t let it go to your head. Be kind to everyone and let people know that they matter. Live with humility because the minute you think you have arrived at the door of greatness it will get shut in your face. Humility doesn’t mean you think less of yourself. It just means you think of yourself less.
Insatiable Drive to Succeed
Follow your passion, continuously improve, and continue to dream. Be willing to pay the price that greatness requires. Don’t be average. Strive to be great. Become the hardest worker you know. Don’t focus on where you’ve been. Focus on where you are and where you are going. Make your life and work a quest for excellence. Every day ask how I can be better today than I was yesterday? Make your next work your best work.
Cultivating and embodying a leader worth following is key in getting what you want…
When money is tight, stress levels are high, and the visions of instant success doesn’t happen like you thought, it’s easy to let those emotions get to you and your team. Take a breath, calm yourself down, and remind yourself of the leader you are and would like to become.