Why Dedication is Key to Successful Leadership
There is a difference between interest and commitment. When you are interested in doing something, you do it only when it is convenient. When you are committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results (Kenneth Blanchard)
Many times we fail to see the actual reasons behind our obstacles in becoming truly masterful and great in what we engage in every day, be it in our personal or professional lives. Either we set our barriers too low, due to the fact that we are afraid of stepping out of mediocre lives holistically, or we simply give up too easily once something becomes too demanding, challenging us to step out of our comfort zones. We may have failed in our previous attempts to create a successful private or professional life, leading to blockages within our nervous systems and in our holistic well-being, seeing ourselves as something close to failures – resulting in most individuals and people settling for much less than they, than you, would actually be capable of achieving, and becoming. There is nothing wrong in a mediocre life, but most definitely if and when you are an individual who seeks to gain more out of your precious life, you ought to start believing in yourself again and face every single challenge and obstacle with assertiveness and a willingness to overcome anything that may have held you back.
Tips for determined and diligent leadership that ultimately will make you succeed:
Diligence is only half so challenging when you engage in activities that you truly do love. Diligence always leads to successful leadership. Dare to dream. Big.
We all make mistakes, but stop making the same mistakes over and over again, or at least try to find ways of learning from your past and current mistakes, and figure out what you could make differently in order to create desired results. There is no point in grieving over past mistakes or losses, but do not let them stop you from dreaming. Instead, use them as stepping-stones to create yourself the future you want.
You have got what it takes, but it will take everything you have got.
Dedicated leadership does sometimes, or often, require for us to leave old habits, people, and things behind.
For most people, it is not easy to change habits, or leave people and things behind. But trust me, sometimes it is the only thing you can, and should do. I am not trying to encourage anyone (you) into irresponsible actions, but if circumstances allow, do reflect upon how you live your life right now, and how you would like to live it. Are you spending time with people whose presence truly makes your world a better place, and vice versa? Are you engaging in professional, and other activities, that do support your growth as an individual/team member? If not, make sure to take necessary steps to change your habits, and leave non-fulfilling relationships behind. Being completely alone is sometimes a better option than spending your time with the wrong people, or investing your energy in activities that do not fulfill your soul purpose, or higher calling in life.
Realize that your daily dedications do ultimately lead to all the desired results!
Our human egos often tend to make us impatient, but the higher your goals are, the more dedication you will have to demonstrate in your daily activities. Make sure to find out exactly how big your goals and dreams are, and what kinds of sacrifices these do require in your personal and business life. Or, how you should go on in order to transform your current life (style) in order to create exactly the life you want to create for yourself, and what the goals are that you are striving for.
Leadership excellence is all about being committed to circumstances, people, and things we do believe in. Most of all, leadership excellence comes from being dedicated to yourself first – if you are not dedicated to yourself, how can you expect having the energy to dedicate yourself to other people? Diligence is something we practice in our lives on a continuous basis, some of us with more dedication, others less. Mastering diligence in our lives is also a question of personal limits, and/or about expanding those limits. Diligence can also be about learning how to be gentle with yourself, and with people around you.
Virtual Conference on Moral Leadership: Diligence and Organizational Leadership by Regent University´s School of Business & Leadership:
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