No scheme for making you successful - even your own - comes with an iron-clad guarantee. The reason is simple. The only person who can make you successful in a venture such as becoming extraordinary is you. Your personal mental and emotional resources may be superior, or not. Your timing may be fortuitous, or not. Your people may be better equipped, or not. If your business or personal strategies are wrong - forget it.
Good fortune favors the best prepared. That's accomplishable for those who are incorrigibly determined - and willing to pay the price. And a large part of that price is how you think about the things that make a difference.
Are you a true leader? If so, here are ten points you might like to ponder.
- Habits take you where they are headed, not where you "want to" go.
- Habits of thinking determine habits of seeing and doing.
- If you can't tell your story compellingly, you don't have one.
- Knowing about is not the same as knowing how.
- Leaders don't depend on what is known. They depend on what can be done with what is known.
- Outcomes are never linear.
- Either be the source of change, or the victim of it.
- Change has to be made possible, and then necessary.
- Where their cause is a stake, leaders have to be capable of being ruthless.
- We all need someone to make us do what we ought to do. Who?
I invite your comments.