Saturday, February 16, 2008
A leader must have confidence. Successful leaders have contagious attitudes that others draw upon as motivation. The key to having a contagious confident attitude is maintaining the mindset of a champion. Champions use constructive thinking to help mold their behaviors. One technique is the use of selective perception to see set backs as temporary learning experiences instead of permanent personal attributes and then using positive experiences to propel continued success. Another essential task is controlling self talk it is just as important as managing our personal perception. Too often we can be our own worst critics, by focusing on the negative whether real or perceived. Strong leaders do not put negative limits on themselves, rather the use the internal dialogue of the mind to help them evaluate opportunities and then implement ideas. We each face challenges, but taking charge can set the right mindset for success and provide more confidence for others to draw upon as motivation.