Outstanding leaders are successful for what they think. They have a positive mental attitude.
It’s hard to tell the successful person by casual observation. We all dress alike, eat in the same restaurants, shop in the same stores and work in the same offices.
The difference between the average and successful person is quite small. Successful people don’t work three times as hard. They develop the slight edge that creates a major increase in performance.
They instill an attitude of abundance and positive expectation in themselves and their people.
They confidently expect that they can turn any situation to positive advantage. Their attitudes and behaviors lead to peak performance.
Your attitudes cause you to be rich or poor. When you believe you can you can.
Effective leaders understand that attitude is crucial and that self-esteem, the sum of our conditioning, affects attitude in many ways. Strong leaders raise their self-esteem by
- Avoid comparison to others.
When we compare ourselves to others we set ourselves up for disappointment. The only relevant measure of personal improvement is to compare our capabilities from yesterday to our capabilities today
- Resist putting yourself down.
Don’t let the person in the mirror become a block. Know your starting point and set a goal to change. Once you actively work towards a goal, you create success not at the end point but during the process.
- Improve discipline in some part of your life.
Working to fulfill your goals gives you an incentive to do more and do it better each day. When you consistently take the right actions, you feel better about yourself and regularly reach a higher plateau.
Strong leaders understand we are what we think and the connection between attitude and success. They strive to strengthen success traits in themselves and their employees.