To lead others, you first need to lead yourself.
We'll be breaking this conversation up into several blog posts, and let's commence the "What Does it Mean to Be a Leader" conversation with the idea of leading ourselves first.
1. Be proactive.
The conversation starts with looking at me.
Re-active people: respond to the circumstances.
Proactive people: choose their life/path/values and circumstances happen around them.
Our language will show if we are thinking pro-actively or reactively.
“He makes me mad.”
“There’s nothing I can do.”
“Let’s look at alternatives.”
These become self-fulfilling prophesies.
You choose your response. Your behaviour isn’t caused by circumstances.