Leadership Insight No 19

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Leadership insight No 42
4th Jul 2016

Leadership Insight No 19

Mountains and valley with river
Robert West said, “Nothing is easier than fault finding; no talent, no self denial, no brains and no character is required to set up in the complaints business.” How many of us, or your employees, are in jobs only because of the monthly pay cheque and the attitude of ‘what can I get out of this company?’ The more we invest in life, the more it gives back to us; the more we give to the company, the more they will recognise our efforts and reciprocate – but it STARTS with US and a shift in attitude of ‘let me take control of my situation.’ Harry Tucker speculated, “Everyone’s life is under someone’s control; it might as well be under your own so you can direct your own destiny.” Either that or life will continue to control you. Analyse where you are right now and focus intently on where you want to be. Write it down. Concentrate on how you can change your situation for the better; do not dwell on your problems (and this is a conscious effort) but instead hone in ahead to a solution…… you are what you think! Take responsibility for your life and exercise discipline in your quest to get ahead. It’s hard to get into the habit, but just persist; ten minutes, half an hour, one hour per day – the sooner you commit to your goals, the sooner they become reality and the greater joy in your new found purpose. And by taking this responsibility, you will get to where you only hitherto dreamed of going.

“Our very business in life is not to get ahead of others … but to get ahead of ourselves.” – Thomas Monson