You Are What You Think About

A mind filled with doubt, fixed conditions, negativity, lack, as well as toxic self-talk and beliefs, create a life experience of servitude.

“Sane leadership is the unshakeable faith in people’s capacity to be generous, creative and kind. It is the commitment to create the conditions for these capacities to blossom, protected from the external environment.  It is the deep knowing that, even in the most dire circumstances, more becomes possible as people engage together with compassion and discernment, self-determining their way forward.”

— Margaret J. Wheatley, Bestselling Author and Management Consultant 

If you cannot lead yourself, how will you lead others?

Self-leadership is the art of getting extraordinary performance from your skill sets. Each person is free is to discover his or her greatness. One of the enemies that can challenge us on our journey is the relationship we have with our minds. A mind filled with doubt, fixed conditions, negativity, lack, as well as toxic self-talk and beliefs, create a life experience of servitude.

Mind management has become more important than time management. Learning to conquer insecurities, flaws, and fears become the beginning of everlasting transformation and sustainable growth. Explore your past to inform your future while remaining mindful of your thoughts. When we change our thinking, our lives begin to change. 

As you read these declarations, understand the relationship you have with your mind will profoundly influence your life, career, leadership, and manifestation of your dreams into existence. There are never any limits except those we impose on ourselves. 

  1. Listen to the little voice in your head.

  2. We no longer live in an age that praises playing it safe.

  3. Before you can be an effective leader, you have to think like a great one.

  4. To make work better, you first need to figure out what exactly needs to become better.

  5. Your mind will try to keep you in your past.

  6. Discover ways to upgrade your behavior and mindset.

  7. Do not just play defense when it comes to your mind. Remain on offense and take accountability for your peace of mind.

  8. If you are committed to growing, you will need to disrupt yourself and your comfort zone continually.

  9. It is not about where you are but where you are going. Be honest with yourself, are you pushing your boundaries every day?

  10. As a leader, you must elevate and empower those you lead when they fall.

  11. If you do not manage your thoughts and allow repeated falsehoods to take hold, they become truths. 

  12. Of the many things the mind does not handle well at the top of the list is uncertainty.

  13. Each of us wishes to be acknowledged, respected, loved, and appreciated for who we are.

  14. When it comes to communication, one hundred well-focused words beat a thousand every time.

  15. The biggest impediment to progress is getting stuck in the past.

  16. There are a lot of answers in places where people do not look.

  17. As life changes, so must your mind. 

  18. Do not talk to people. Talk with people.

  19. In times of darkness, the best leaders become the guiding light.

You are the architect and designer of your life and career and have the unique opportunity every day to live with intention and strategy while transferring your mind from a fixed mindset to a growth mindset. As the renowned author, Dale Carnegie once said, "Remember, happiness doesn't depend upon who you are or what you have; it depends solely upon what you think. So start each day by thinking of all the things you have to be thankful for. Your future will depend very largely on the thoughts you think today. So think thoughts of hope and confidence and love and success." 

P.S. If you are in search of a book recommendation, our team at The Daily Coach highly recommend Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life by Bill Burnett and Dave Evans. This book illustrates that the design thinking responsible for amazing technology, products, and spaces can be used to design and build our career and a life of fulfillment and joy while being consistently creative and productive.

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