Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality. – Warren Bennis
The quote above says it all. A leader is someone who has all the capacity needed to translate his vision into reality. He can not just do this for himself but also inspire others to do the same. A leader is unique, innovative, confident, creative, patient, courageous and ready to take on challenges every now and then. He is determined and focused on his goal and has the power to change the direction of the winds.
The abilities of a leader don’t let him control the outer world. He is proficient in managing his own mind, emotions, feeling and has the talent to channelize them towards the achievement of his goal. No matter what is the situation outside, a leader knows how to manage it all and keep calm.
This is the reason why everybody wants to become a leader of his own life. A true leader knows how to get through every circumstance or situation in life and is capable enough to help others do the same as well.
People always think that qualities like leadership are needed for handling a big project or leading an organization. But this isn’t true. On the other hand, successful leadership is about handling day to day issues in life. For instance, you are someone who always reaches office late because of a poor morning routine. This habit certainly affects your work life and eventually your family life because you spend extra hours in the evening at the office.
Don’t you think you need leadership in your life?
Now, imagine if you are promoted to the manager in your organization. As a new manager, you can also inspire your team members by setting an example in front of them. If you don’t follow what you expect your employees to do, you would easily end up landing in the category of a bad boss.
Usually, people don’t realize this till life gives them a miserable reason to do so. Most people who have lost jobs had bad relationships, poor health etc have the quest to turn their attention to their inner-self and discover themselves. But we shouldn’t wait for the tide to turn against us. Let’s explore the genius inside us and become the leader of our own lives. The following points will help you to rekindle the leader in you and achieve control over yourself.
The first step towards exploring yourself is by setting your commitments or goals. Goals can be as simple as waking up early in the morning and as complicated as setting up your own business.
You must get a clear idea of your commitments and goals and then streamline your thoughts accordingly. The journey from good to great leadership is about setting your aims and working on them consistently till you achieve them.
More or less, we all get trapped in the internal conversations that go on in our mind throughout the day. These negative internal messages by your brain prevent you from looking for better solutions, starting a new thing or simply create fear in you. But researchers have claimed that positivity can help you develop your skills and head your life towards the right direction.
Perhaps, if you want to take charge of your own life then you will have to keep faith in yourself. Don’t let a speck of doubt ruin your future plans and ambitions. With a positive mindset, you can easily turn the direction of winds to your side.
A good leader knows how to acknowledge even the smallest efforts which may or may not create a big difference. Whether is your dry cleaner, dog walker or hairdresser, find time to thank them for their contribution to your life. You wouldn’t have been able to do all by yourself.
People who don’t practice gratitude are always in the complaining mode. Learn to take responsibility for things around including your emotions and be in gratitude. In this way, you can keep yourself and others around you motivated always.
You need to first become the leader of your own life and then you can become the same for others too. Great leaders are great visionaries. They know how to manage challenges with their strong commitment and bring transformative solutions.
Arjun Setia works as a writer at ProofHub
For the past 3 years, he has been writing for various technology blogs. Coming from an intense background in science and biotechnology, he likes to relate advancements in technology with real-life activities.
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