When outlining the principles of leadership for your business, remember that true leadership begins with you. You need to know your why and own your identity to achieve a breakthrough for your business. Know your purpose, and let that purpose amplify your identity even further. Then, instead of beating yourself up, take action!
Know your why to know your purpose
You must work on your identity through self-awareness and self-understanding before setting out to change the world around you.
Identity drives you to your purpose. You can’t call yourself a champion or an example of true leadership without fully understanding who you are or realizing your identity. But remember that your identity is not a reflection of your past, nor is it determined by how you feel right now. As a champion, you know better than to stay in the past, playing the victim.
It is okay – and honestly common – to look in the mirror and not like the image you see. It happens to the majority of us. But a positive mindset is what makes the difference. Use that image to make yourself more ambitious.
True leadership starts with YOU
True leadership starts with you; not your employees, partners, or environment, but with you. You need to know and own your identity. Know your purpose, and let that purpose amplify your identity even further. Ask yourself why you are so far from where you want to be. Then, instead of beating yourself up, take action!
The key is getting up to vote. But who are you voting for? The answer is YOU. Stop making excuses and complaining. You would only be able to make a difference in the world if you weren’t pulled down and back by every obstacle in your path. You must work on your identity through self-awareness and self-understanding before setting out to change the world around you.
Take note of the following things today:
- Today is your day if you want to make it count. Drop any excuse and take action.
- You can talk yourself into joy.
- If you don’t learn from your mistakes, you won’t get where you want to be.
Conclusion: True leadership begins with YOU
Until you know your identity and know your “why,” you can’t fulfill your purpose. Everyone is unique, and until you understand that you are different in your own way, you will miss out on so much fun and opportunity in life.
Remember that nobody but yourself can impede your progress. Learn to audit your time and the company you keep. The kind of people you spend that time with and the frequency with which you meet them will affect your mindset and self-worth a great deal.
Learn to share and share to learn. Give freely, with no expectations. Focus on what you can control, which is your intention to add value and create a lasting impact.