The leadership position comes with its own set of hardships…
You can sometimes wake up in the morning and feel like the world is against you. You will try to stay in bed or will simply underperform and not reach your set of goals.
Successful leaders understand that they have the power to change some things in their lives, that what they do and say to themselves in the first few minutes will determine the quality of their day.
Wondering how leaders affirm a successful day?
1. “I am working towards becoming my Best Self”
Leadership is a self-improving journey. Leaders working towards their best selves are proud of themselves, don’t settle for less, live out their potential and are purposeful with everything that they do.
In addition, they know that they are enough, know what is best for themselves and others, expect excellence from myself and others.
They accept themselves for who they are and take advantage of their uniqueness.
Finally, they have standards and will not remove them for anyone.
2. “I am confident about my abilities”
People come to leaders for their advice and expertise.
Leaders have to be confident enough to share information, make good decisions and guide people in the right direction.
3. “I have a strong support system”
Leaders surround themselves with people who understand their vision, who uplift them and who encourage them to do their best.
4. “I am resilient”
Leaders are strong enough to handle any obstacles and stay calm in tough situations.
They understand that there is a solution for every problem, that obstacles are opportunities to grow and the more challenges you face, the closer you are to success.
Furthermore, the difficulties in life will make you question your accomplishments and your value. However, you have to be grateful for the difficulties because they will teach you something about yourself.
5. “I am positive”
Leaders who think better experience a larger life and more successful endeavors.
They understand their attitude towards life matters. Therefore, they:
- Rise above negative thoughts.
- Don’t pay attention to slights and bad actions.
- Don’t sweat the small stuff. If it will not matter in the next five years then it shouldn’t matter now.
- Don’t take on people who are agents of chaos, who steal their joy or energy.
If you stay positive, positivity will be attracted to you.
6. “I believe that I will succeed”
Not trying to sound like a Disney movie, but everything leaders need to succeed is already within them, they just have to believe it and realize that past mistakes don’t define them or their future success.
They expect greatness out of my life and I take the necessary risks to achieve them.
They dream big, accomplish all their goals and turn their dreams into reality because they believe that they can achieve whatever they set their minds to.
7. “I am focused and am not ruled by my emotions”
Your emotions impede you from enjoying life to the fullest. You have to understand that you have the power to control your emotions and make the best of your day.
Whatever you focus on will grow. So, focus on the positives and on things you can control.
8. “I am open to learn something new”
Leaders have access to so much knowledge nowadays. So, when leaders stop learning, they stop improving and keep repeating past actions and behaviors.
Leaders must keep an open mind, embrace new ideas and relearn some fundamental truths.
9. “I live in the present moment”
Leaders have to learn to leave the past in the past.
Therefore, leaders must not look back at their past failures very long. However, it is critical to extract a lesson from all your experiences and then move on.
They don’t complain and let go of anything that doesn’t serve them.
They acknowledge that everyday is a new day. They get another day to prove their potential and achieve their purpose.
10. “I am safe wherever I go”
The Fourth Agreement states that you shouldn’t take anything personally.
People will try to take out their insecurities on you when their issues are not directly linked to you. As Eleanor Roosevelt declared “No one can hurt you without your consent”.
Last Words Of Advice!
Taking the time out to reframe your mindset first thing in the morning will increase your chances of having a successful day.
Thinking about your best qualities can help you improve your leadership abilities, lifestyle and work performance.
Hope that I’ve helped you get it together on your way to leadership!
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