Towards a Brighter Future
Self-leadership is about leading yourself
your inspiring vision,
stretch goals, and
personal excellence. It is an
extensive set of strategies focused on the behaviors, thoughts, and feelings
that you use to exert influence over yourself.
To make real
and lead others, you have to lead yourself first. This is actually your
greatest challenge and one of the most important things you’ll ever do as a
If you lead yourself well, then you will earn the right to lead others. You
can be a superleader and leads others to
Effective self-leadership involves a
coordinated effort between you, your
team, and the organization as a whole.
Self-leaders involves utilization of both
behavioral and mental techniques.
To lead yourself, create an
inspiring vision and
set goals for your life. Your vision
will lead you.
Visualize a life that is exactly as you want it. When you see your goal
in your mind, you engage the power of
your subconscious mind that will help you
dream to life. Now, take initiative and
towards your goals.
And remember, there is no
Ask learning SWOT questions and
small to succeed big.
about it. If you stop learning, you stop creating history and become
During a Q&A session at a conference, someone
asked, “What has been your greatest challenge as a leader?”
“Leading me!” John Maxwell answered. “That has
always been my greatest challenge as a leader.” Some in the audience were
surprised by his response. The more experienced leaders were not. Like John,
they could trace many of their failures to their own personal leadership
“Human nature seems to endow us with the
ability to size up everybody in the world except ourselves... Leading
yourself well means that you hold yourself to a higher standard of
accountability than others do,” says John Maxwell. That’s why his book
Winning with People begins with the Mirror Principle: “The first person
we must examine is ourselves.”