How frustrating is it when you want to do something which you really like to do but you can’t because you too tired to do it, you don’t have the time or because you running around helping others which is not necessarily a bad thing. This past week has just been emotionally and physically demanding because other people who walked across my path could not control their own actions.
The statement made does not apply to all people, let’s just make that clear. Personal leadership is lacking in the world we live in, half of the people I meet don’t know what personal leadership is. It is frustrating because ultimately how can you lead others if you don’t know how to lead yourself. How can you lead if you don’t know how to control your emotions; the frustration, anger and sadness you feel.
What is personal leadership?
It is the ability to lead by example by taking care of your own actions. There are training courses that cover personal leadership that can help others with this concept but I can reassure you training courses are so in depth that an information overload is bound to take place. The cliché “What goes in by the one ear goes out by the other ear” comes to mind.
How to recognise poor personal leadership?
If you answer yes to any of the questions below, you may want to consider re-evaluating your personal leadership skills.
1. Do you usually blame others for your own ill thought out actions?
2. Do you find yourself saying prayers to help others but the prayer is a result of you not being able to control your own actions?
3. Do you pass the stress you feel to others in hope that it will cause these people to be more successful at the task being completed?
4. Do you try and guilt others into doing something for you out of a lack of compassion?
5. Do you usually pass the buck?
What should you do to improve your personal leadership skills?
Step the heck up! Be accountable for your actions and add a little bit of empathy to that mixture. Add some empathy so that you can consider how your actions affect the lives of others. Stop procrastination and lift your lazy ass and stop blaming the world and others for your own actions. Remember to do unto others, as you would others do unto you.
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