Toss out those traditional New Year resolutions…they suck! (and 80% of them never last!)
Leaders make commitments.
They are the few who discipline themselves to change versus the many who just talk about it.
Are you ready to change?
If you are, great. If you’re not, step aside.
Commitments come with responsibility.
When you agree to lead others, you agree to being a role model and you must be willing to live up to the model—or at least try.
People can forgive you if you fail to achieve something, but they will find it hard to follow you if you fail to try.
Leaders demonstrate a willingness to set an example that others want to emulate.
Ask NEW questions—of yourself!
The question is not what you will do this year, but instead, what will your experience be while you are doing it?
Newsflash: There isn’t some grand checklist of things you must do to become successful.
To live at a higher level, you have to change who you are.
You must go from doing to being — so what you do is a reflection of who you are (and who you’re becoming).
Einstein said it best: “Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.”
Effective leaders ask questions such as:
- What kind of leader do I want to BE?
- How can I grow into that person?
- How should I treat others?
- What support does my team need from me?
Commit to being a leader others want to follow.
Each and every act is an act of self-definition.
Everything you think, say, and do defines who you are and the legacy you’ll leave.
Are you willing to use whatever power and influence you have to consciously and bravely serve others? If so, how?
Don’t worry about where you are, what you have done, or what you have failed to do.
Every day is a new beginning.
You don’t need a new calendar year to define goals. You can commit to becoming the person you want to be every day.
It starts with a choice—a conscious commitment.
Make a new commitment—to yourself.
Let go of the half-hearted goals you normally make and decide to really show up. The best resolution you could ever make is to practice being the person you truly want to be.
Imagine being able to say, “I am extremely happy. I love what I do, and I feel like I am making a difference.”
Need help? We all do. Don’t worry, you are never alone—support is always available.
Every day we get a second chance at life.
Every day is the beginning of a New Year for you.
The “old you” is a person of the past. The “new you” is creating the future.
You must know this. You must trust this.
As a leader, your job is to help others remember this. I’m here to help you remember!
Happy New Year!
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