I just recently started going over what it takes to be a leader.
Through the people I’ve hung out with and the books I’ve read, the YouTube videos I’ve watched, one thing is certain:
There are things you have to deny yourself in order for you to meet some of what it takes to become a leader.
One of them being having to deny yourself the “relief” of taking 100% responsibility of everything in your life.
Most of us, including myself, take the back seat and let life have its way with us.
Always reacting to it. Instead of responding to it.
We’ve become too lazy to think for ourselves. Allowing others to think for us.
And then wonder why we are in the current situation we are in. Or worse yet, blaming others as the reason why we are where we are, right now.
Only to call those that are making it out there as the lucky ones.
That one concept alone – taking 100% ownership of every single thing in your life – (meaning the good and the bad) will begin to move you towards the things you really want in your life.
It might not happen overnight, but this new direction you will be taking will eventually lead you to your goal.
“Here’s a philosophy that helped change my life. It’s not what happens that determines your life’s future. It’s what you do about what happens.
All of us are in like a little sailboat, and it’s not the blowing of the wind that determines your destination. It’s the set of the sail. So jot this phrase down. It’s one of the best to understand.
The same wind blows on us all. The wind of disaster, the wind of opportunity, the wind of change, the wind when it’s upside down, the wind when it’s favorable and unfavorable.
The same wind blows on us all. The economic wind, the social wind, the political wind. The same wind blows on everybody. The difference in where you arrive in one year, three years, five years, the difference in arrival is not the blowing of the wind but the set of the sail.”
– Jim Rohn of JimRohn.com
You do have a goal right?
One of the things that lead to depression is not having a goal to wake up to.
Dr. Norman Vincent Peale said it is his book The Power of Positive Thinking:
“Feeling listless, write a list.”