We’re taught to compare ourselves to other people to gauge where we are and how we’re doing. It’s horrible advice. Simply because no two people are alike, we will always lose the game of comparison. Like the old saying goes, it’s apples to oranges…
Even amid an environment of constant change, some people thrive — and they do it with style. Instead of fighting the change, they embrace it. They acknowledge the gyration and seek the center point with the understanding that motion increases balance.
One of the main reasons people don’t ask is that they are afraid of being rejected. The truth is, when we ask other people for anything, some are going to say yes, and some are going to say no. And a Maverick says, “So what!”
It’s one thing to be an independently minded Maverick shattering the status quo and moving your own mountains, but it’s another thing to inspire those around you to do the same.
This is the Maverick leader’s dilemma.
For the full benefit, rest must be devoid of effort. After all, effort is rest’s opposite by nature.
And so it should be treated as such.
To “be” means living with your head up. It means being aware. It means dreaming (in the highest clouds) instead of diving (into the ground). It means sticking your neck out at times. It means facing your circumstances (and changing them). It means exposing yourself to the world (and the elements life presents).
We can’t outgrow and overcome the limitations we have imposed on ourselves without first recognizing those limitations (Tweet this quote). Too many time the greatest challenge we face is not our circumstances, but rather, how we’ve grown accustomed to seeing them.
We can only create more ‘luck’ once we acknowledge the source of it: Ourselves (Tweet this quote). We are the vessel of wishes we need to create an incredible life.
Hidden in plain sight is the ingredient of a deeply satisfying life. We all enjoy having lady luck shine favorably upon us, but nothing replaces the satisfaction that comes from taking initiative and personal action.
Like a farmer plants seeds in soil, a leader plants ideas in other people. These ideas grow self-esteem, expand perspectives, and inspire people share their own ideas with the world.
Fear can serve a valuable purpose, but sometimes it merely holds us back from living the life we really want. In these cases, it’s completely okay to submit your letter of resignation.