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.
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.
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.
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.
Doubt is a very human emotion and can, at times, 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.
Guilt is a powerful, but ugly emotion. Sure, it can contribute to decision-making some would equate with discipline, but personally, I believe there are far more productive paths to self-control.