“Leadership is all about results.” Peter Drucker
“Action is the foundational key to all success.” Pablo Picasso
Success Mode defined-
You exercise Self-Leadership in your thoughts, words and actions.
You are continually taking meaningful action, because you know where you are going.
You limit your weaknesses by working to your strengths.
You are proactive, so you don’t have to live reactive.
Your destiny determines your actions.
You have the ability to set a course and keep it despite the obstacles in the way.
You maximize your personal potential by investing time in assessing, learning and evaluating your life so that you can take the most beneficial action along the way.
You recognize that leadership is a choice and you exercise that choice each day.
You have developed clearly defined goals that support the purpose of your life.
You are not easily distracted by the bunny trails of life.
You make decisions based on your long term goals, not your momentary desires or feelings.
Your body is servant of your soul.
You are led by your carefully chosen values instead of by your ever changing emotions.
You recognize each day is a gift, not something to endure.
You enjoy the little gifts of life that are priceless, but cost nothing. You take time to smell the roses, see the sunsets and feel the breeze in your face.
You recognize that the easy way leads to a hard life so you are willing to work hard to enjoy an easier life.
You delay gratification in the moment to maximize your long term return by focusing on your future goals.
You work smart to obtain the optimum return for the smallest investment.
You focus on what you can control and limit what you can’t control.
You are a realist about the cost of success with an optimistic expectation of a positive return.
You live free by refusing to play the role of victim.
You take personal responsibility for your actions and results. The buck stops with you.
You are not afraid of failure; you are afraid of failing to never try.
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.” Theodore Roosevelt
51. Are you in the stands critiquing and complaining or are you in the arena fighting? Only you can choose.
52. What can you do to take more Personal Responsibility for your life? Your thoughts, your choices, your actions?
53. What are the most challenging obstacles you are currently facing?
54. What can you do to begin to remove or overcome these obstacles?
“A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.” David Brinkley
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