Many of us has heard the expression “Lead by example”, which is a great motto to follow and often associated with leadership. “Lead by example” is a lot more than that and it is part of something even larger: Success It is a lot more because is setting the example to yourself will improve your feeling of self-worth, resulting in self-motivation and more importantly, it will inspire yourself to do more and continue the path and vision you set for yourself.
Many people tend to think that successful people got lucky and became successful overnight. What is often lost is the fact that this “success overnight” is just the tip of the iceberg (only 10% of all the work). Below the surface (90% of the effort), the overnight success, there are lots of challenges, hard work, persistence despite the challenges, grit, focus to achieve the goal and the drive to make it happen. In the process, there is also a lot of a growth mindset, where challenges are opportunities, failures are learning lessons on how to make it work better, understanding that we will stumble and fall to then get up and try again until we get it… Etc. What are you working on? Problems or solutions? Where is your focus? Problems or solutions? Focusing and working on solutions is a more productive approach…
One characteristic that makes an entrepreneur is that they have big, huge dreams and will take nothing else until they achieve them. The dreams provide entrepreneurs with a purpose, a clear focus to their destination true without any distraction. Anyone with a clear purpose will find or build the means to achieve their goals in business and life. What is your purpose in Business? What is your purpose in life?
Many people today tend to blame the other person when a business relationship, friendship or personal relationship goes wrong. To a degree, that can be true. What we can do to improve ourselves and avoid the wrong outcome is to understand our role in the outcome. This article about Anne Hathaway provides a good example (http://www.news.com.au/entertainment/movies/anne-hathaways-one-big-movie-regret-im-going-red-this-feels-like-a-confession/news-story/9275c59bff440ac20a59fd4139e197ea). Issues in a relationship more about how we perceive the events to be and less on who is right or wrong. Think about pass relationships, the good and otherwise ones… What could you have done to make it a better outcome? Is there something you learned from those experiences? What will you do in the future to ensure a good outcome?
Many times, we talk about how bad is a rainy day or a Monday or whatever. The reality is that we are the ones making the rainy day bad and so on. Consider that without rain, we would not have water to drink, the rivers would not have water flowing and we would not be able to water our crops and eat… In short, consider how sometimes we make a small inconvenience a big problem. On this line, consider this 4-min video on this subject (English with Spanish subtitles): https://youtu.be/5qeNLgmxpnU
Muchas veces, hablamos de lo mal que es un día de lluvia o un lunes o lo que sea. La realidad es que somos los que estamos haciendo el día lluvioso un mal día, lo mismo con los lunes y así sucesivamente. Consideremos que, sin lluvia, no tendríamos agua para beber, los ríos no tendrían agua fluyendo y no podríamos regar nuestras cosechas y comer … En resumen, considere cómo a veces hacemos un pequeño inconveniente un gran problema. En este sentido, considere este video de 4 minutos sobre este tema (inglés con subtítulos en español): https://youtu.be/5qeNLgmxpnU