I welcome you once again to another leadership series. Thanks for the lovely comments, I strongly believe you are maximizing every opportunity around you positively.
_Today, in our world, many people wake up with great passion and many see themselves in big multinational companies, i.e having their own establishment. They tend to be independent. Yes, this is very good. It isn’t a bad idea to dream big; in fact, you can dream as much as you can but only if you understand that there is a greater price attached to any good story. If you want to write a good story, then you have to give some sacrifice which might hurt you now but will pay you tomorrow_.
A good leader is someone who can lead himself ; leading yourself first has a lot to do with the bigger plans you desire to achieve. It means you have undergone the necessary training and sacrifice. You cannot lead others if you are not disciplined or committed to the little task you are assigned to at present. Are you the type that procrastinates, gives various excuses or fail to take responsibilities? Then, you cannot lead others.
A practical example is Daniel. _*But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king’s meat, nor with the wine which he drank: therefore he requested of the prince of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself, Now God had brought Daniel into favour and tender love with the prince of the eunuchs*_. (Daniel 1:8-9).
HOW CAN YOU LEAD YOURSELF?
¶ Discover yourself: Good leadership is not so difficult to achieve. Remember, _no matter how little what you are doing is, your audience, employee or your location, in as much you are creating values, you are a leader”_.
Why do you need to discover yourself?: _Because the measure of your happiness and success in life is largely dependent on the impact of your personality. Furthermore, the more knowledge you have of yourself, the more Understanding you will have of your relationship._
What is your life mission, your amazing capabilities, your inner genius and your true passion? Everyone has it. Discover it and come out of your comfort zone today.!
¶¶ BE LED BY GOD: The first step to winning is accepting the supremacy of God. His word which is able to direct, teach and control our daily living is the manual for living. Anyone without this understanding is only existence and not Living.
A leader that will flourish in any field is the one who will allow God to lead him to make lasting impact in this world.
¶¶¶ LEARN FROM YOUR MISTAKES:John C Maxwell wrote in his book Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose. Learn that life is difficult. But here’s the good news : many of the things you desire to do in life are attainable if you are willing to face reality, know your standing place, count the cost of your goal and put in the work. Don’t let your real situation discourage you. Everyone who got where they are, started where they were.
Learn from your mistakes and keep moving.
¶¶¶¶ *BE READY TO LEARN: Learning is never ending. When you stop learning you stop living. Be ready to take corrections, seek people’s opinion and act on the good ones. Read books and add value to yourself.
In conclusion, leading yourself is the first key to unlocking the real world. Responsibility is the most important ability a person can possess.
“If it’s to be, it’s up to me”—(Truett Cathy).
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