It’s obvious to me that we love beginnings. We celebrate the ending of one year and cheer in the next. We make resolutions and vow that this will be the year . . . for SUCCESS.
Then after a few days have passed, we fall right back into our old routine and before you know it, we’ve forgotten about those changes or goals. Suddenly, it seems like to much work. Here’s news for you, SUCCESS only comes before WORK in the dictionary.
In my book, Rethink Leadership, 4 Lessons to Make You Remarkable, I comment on the fact that if you can’t lead yourself, you can’t lead others (family, team, company, department, class, etc.).
Inner leadership is about starting with yourself, becoming the person you were meant to be and want to become. So who are you becoming?
In my executive coaching, I sit down with my clients to develop a plan for our time together, usually in six month increments. Where are we starting? This is the ‘let’s be really honest’ with ourselves time. The facts are the facts. Today is reality and it is the results of yesterday’s plan. Where does the coaching client want to be six months from today? When that is determined, me the coach and the client are able to develop the plan or map to get us there. The future is a bit of an unknown, but with a plan in mind you can lead yourself to that finish line to achieve success.
I’m not suggesting you make a list of resolutions, most of us make the same ones year after year. Instead, decide to be an influence on yourself and those around you. What kind of person or traits do you need this year to accomplish that simple goal?
“Leadership is not what you do, but who you become.”
~ Rethink Leadership