Resolve Or Dissolve

You either expand or you become expendable. You have to decide to live your passion or else it will be easy to become distracted? Have you committed to developing a winning strategy to cultivate greatness? No person can reach his or her full capacity without being committed to achieving it. Success should not be measured in terms of perfection, which can hardly be sustained, but rather by progress.

When your endeavors fail to attain a status of flawlessness, progress should be the expected outcome. Improvement is insignificant gain when your goals are enormous. Therefore, focus on realistic goals with their foundations settled in your passion, which is fueled by your inspiration. Avoid setting goals which are easily achievable. In fact, you should not set your expectations so far out of reach that you would need wings to get there.

Believable goals are far better than inconceivable ones. The evidence of commitment is what drives the athlete to perform at their personal best when they have to play extra endings of baseball, shoot one more basketball in overtime, or fight one more round when it appears they are losing the fight. You should not be overly concerned with winning by a landslide, just winning. Your aim should be to beat average, not succumb to it.

Being victorious in any area of life, whether by a large spread or an inch, is still winning. Let’s face it; there are no short cuts to success and it never goes on sale. Oftentimes, people want to achieve success at basement bargain prices without investing their time, energy, and resources. My friend, you must discover what is so personally valuable to you that it unleashes the fight in you. It must be that thing which makes you lose yourself in the moment of someone’s audacity to try to take it from you. You growl at the challenges, as a female dog will growl when strangers are trying to take her pups.

Regardless of how you hear others talk about how dreadful the economy is, the rising divorce rate, and the humongous loss of jobs, do not allow these individuals to weaken your defenses. Yes, negative occurrences are all around us, but it doesn’t mean they’re in us. You should not allow yourself to become contaminated with the misdirection of others and lose your dedication. Continue to fight for your dream of a wonderful marriage, a successful business, and a powerful and fulfilling life. If you can discover your passion in life, it will begin to spill over into other areas of your life.

How you view your circumstances and disappointments is important in determining to whether or not you will muster up the strength to go at it again. I cannot overemphasize the value of a failed attempt. That’s right; I said there is value in failure. How else can you learn to persevere if you never experience the kind of challenges which test your resolve and tenacity to fight, until accomplishment has been achieved? Discouragement is not fatal and failure is not final.

The more you fall short of your goals, the more you learn concerning what not to do. The reward of success is capitulated only to those who persevere over failure. Therefore, do not use failure as a reason to quit, but the motivation to go at it harder than before. Your failures can only make you smarter and privy to information you would not otherwise have accumulated.

All the rewards of life are beyond the comfort zone of convenience. Here is a remedy for being cantankerous and just plain irritable about life’s situations. Instead of trying to force yourself to pretend you are cheerful about the circumstances which are seemingly getting the best of you, take a real-life approach to fixing the whole matter. I discovered circumstances do not truly create moods; people do.

Your frame of mind is not preconditioned to circumstances, which cause your emotions to become erratic. People have simply learned over time to associate emotional responses with certain occurrences. Our thinking patterns are involuntarily forced into emotional responses based on the consistent images which suggest behavioral responses. It takes years of seeing these mental images which are conducive to producing reactionary responses without forethought. Therefore, it is not so simple to act as if you are happy about things falling apart in your life, which would normally cause an emotional shift.

Are you ready to hear how you can change your seemingly predisposed behavior? Count your blessings or they do not count! You might respond here with a resounding “What?!” I know you thought the remedy to controlling your emotional mood was a more complicated process. On the contrary, the answers to much of our problematic situations are discovered in simplicity.

Count Your Blessings. If you are only considering how bad your situation is, think of how much worse it could be. There are more things working in your favor than are working against you. When you begin to count your blessings, you will notice how the good far outweighs the bad. Therefore, thank God! Complaining about your circumstances will not fix them; it will only exacerbate them. If however, you count the good things which can come out of a bad situation; your emotional response will be favorable rather than negative. Try it; it works.

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The Worst Thing I Ever Did With The Best Advice I Ever Received

worst200Attention, Attention! Listen up, don’t be an idiot like I was—listen to my advice. I know how many of you can talk about all the stupid things you’ve done in your lifetime, but can it be more stupid than missing out on millions of dollars? I have since moved on, but that one bit of information helped me to never pass on another good opportunity.

When I was in the Army, one of my duty stations was at FT. BLISS, TEXAS located in El Paso, from 1976 to 1978. At that time, the population of El Paso was over 360,000 and just as dry as it is today. I had no plans to live in El Paso because of its size and the lack of entertainment and other activities for children. Being from Chicago, I was used to a large population with a host of activities to keep anyone busy over the weekend. To say the least, staying in El Paso was not on my list of things to do after my enlistment was up.
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The Principle of Leadership

leadership200A resolution is the only solution!

When leadership is in action, it is a beautiful sight to see. I wonder if the average person can appreciate or even notice the beauty of leadership in its art form—it’s like poetry in motion. People have for years asked the question if some people were made into leaders or are some people simply born to be leaders. Actually, this has been the age old question for a few thousand years. My answer is simple; every person is born with the potential to be leaders and every person can be developed into a leader. So the answer is both. However, the kind of leader a person becomes is predicated on the experiences and development that goes into their shaping.

What are the decisive factors used to classify someone as a leader and what are the standards used to suggest that a person is a good or bad leader? These are valid questions to consider, especially if one is going to confer the title of leader on themselves or others. Can a person be a leader who leads no one? Can a person be classified as a leader whose only responsibility is they themselves? The word leader suggests that a person is in a lead position over others.

Well, allow me to ask you to give me one word to describe what leadership is versus what a leader does? Go ahead; think about your possible answers…time is ticking. Generally, people are accustomed to using words such as courageous, brave, bold, decisive, fearless, articulate, intelligent, confident or shrewd to describe leadership or to point out if a person is a leader. However, I think one word is paramount over all the words previously mentioned, which I believe is a better fit of what a leader is or what is leadership. Influence! This is my one word to describe leadership. This world is inundated with leaders, but we have very little leadership.

What every leader needs to be aware of is they do not need to know all the dynamics of a person’s field of employment or expertise in order to give sound advice and custodial guidance. Some leaders such as CEOs, Presidents of Companies, Military Officers, etcetera… feel it is essential to understand the dynamics of the skills of their employees; from their managers or supervisors down to their assembly workers, so they can properly demonstrate how a specific job should be done. My friend, this would be considered borderline micro-management.

Percentage wise, followers or employees are not the least bit interested that their boss fully understands how to do the job they are assigned. In fact, employees knowing their boss knows their job may alienate and/or intimidate them. Despite the titles of employees, from Payroll Clerks to Chief Operations Officers, people want to believe that their skills are appreciated and properly compensated. They are not impressed with the owner knowing their job; they are already impressed that he or she owns the company.

Leaders should understand that sacrifice is every bit of this calling, otherwise, all you will have is a desire to push people and not lead them. And, pushing from the rears will do nothing but create friction.

Whether in professional and amateur sports; from boardrooms to the White House; from the pentagon to family households and communities, leaders are found in every aspect of life. Leaders, managers, coaches and trainers eventually die and the systems they devised either improve, or become obsolete, as players become bigger, stronger, wiser, and more agile and employees develop labor shrewdness and become more technologically advanced. In spite of this, there is one leader or system that will never go out of style or become irrelevant, and it is the Power Leadership Style. The conferred title of Power Leader is similar in title to La Cosa Nostra, Capo di Tutti Capi: The Mafia boss of the strongest Family – highest of all mafia ranks, the boss of bosses. Other leaders can quickly recognize the intrinsic quality that clothes the power leader without him or her attempting to display their leadership prowess. This style of leadership stands at the pinnacle of all leadership styles because it incorporates all the various methods and techniques of effective leadership.

Power Leadership, opposed to leadership power or leadership in general, is a term I personally lay claim to because of all the different leadership styles that are defined, and that apparently addresses a specific area or genre; such as, the leader manager, the motivator leader, the delegate leader, the authoritative leader, etc. Therefore, Power Leadership is defined as a leader who can harmonize anywhere, at any time, address any issue, with any class of people because they understand there is one common thread among leaders and effective leadership; and that is understanding resolution.

A power leader deals with bringing together skills, personnel, resources, and requirements in order to bring solutions to specific or corporate agendas. These power leaders are good at recognizing strengths and weaknesses, convictions and preferences, and capabilities and inabilities of individuals. Power leaders do not have the perspective of being effective; they are effective leaders because they understand with wisdom their position of power to create or better enhance solutions to circumstances.

A person may not be a “power leader”, but a leader which he or she can be—and an effective leader at that. Vision is a necessity for leadership: trust is a requirement for followers; and teamwork is the result of cooperation. Make these elements work together and watch how synergy is created for any situation that confronts you. As a leader, you can have some of the qualities of the power leader, but not their level of intensity within those qualities.

A power leader can bring simplicity to the most complex dilemmas or questions. These people can be unassuming and not immediately obvious. Still, a presence about them and their clarity about issues and life, give an almost unfathomable impression. When you are in their presence, you can feel completely comfortable, but you can never be disrespectful. Their depth of knowledge and wisdom far surpass their practical knowledge of people’s skills, training, mental framework, issues, troubles, etc. There is no other way to put it; they absolutely comprehend how life works. They understand the business of life and the life of business. This may sound odd to you, but it makes a lot of sense to me.

Recommended Reading:

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