A life of leadership is focused on helping others grow so they can achieve their maximum potential. That sure sounds altruistic. Well it’s more than that. Read on to find out how living a life of leadership will bring your personal success.
Living a life of leadership brings simplicity.
“Life is complicated.” Have you ever had someone use that as an explanation for why some things just aren’t working out in their life? Or worse, has someone used it to dodge responsibility for something they did in your life? It’s true, life can be complicated; so un-complicate it.
Living a life of leadership lets you live a life of simplicity. I take a very simple approach to life. I view the world through one lens. I don’t have family glasses, work glasses, and faith glasses. I have one prescription which brings my entire life into focus. For me, there is no such thing as work-life balance, there is just your life and you have to balance everything. I look at every aspect of my life through a leadership lens.
John Maxwell wrote a book titled There’s no such thing as business ethics. He follows that up with the statement, “There’s just ethics.” It’s much simpler to know what to do when your actions don’t depend on your activity.
Albert Einstein had three rules of work. The first of these is “… Out of clutter find simplicity…”
Living a life of leadership brings focus.
My goal every day for a life of leadership is just this simple as I said above: helping others grow so they can achieve their maximum potential. I would like to claim responsibility for this simple statement, but many successful people discovered this long before I did.
“A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.” - Jackie Robinson
“Only a life lived for others is a life worth living.” - Albert Einstein
“Life’s most urgent question is: What are you doing for others?” – Martin Luther King Jr.
These three historic figures who maintained a single minded focus on leadership were powerful forces for change. While scattered light brings warmth into a room, the power of light focused on a single point through a laser can bring together wounds, or separate metal. A life of leadership will bring the power that comes from focusing all of your energy on that one goal.
Living a life of leadership brings success.
A life of leadership has simple goals, and simple goals are easier to attain than complicated goals. When you achieve your goals each day, you live a satisfied life.
“A well-spent day brings happy sleep.” - Leonardo da Vinci
Helping others succeed is easier than many people think, but is not something that is easy to find. People take notice of those that notice them.
“When you can do the common things of life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world.” – George Washington Carver
If you want to be known for something, there is nothing better than to be known as someone who helped others become the best they can be.
“Build your reputation by helping others build theirs.” – Anthony J. D’Angelo