“Try a thing you haven’t done three times. Once, to get over the fear of doing it. Twice, to learn how to do it. And a third time to figure out whether you like it or not.”
Being a recovering procrastinator, self-motivator learner (is that a real term), I’m constantly reading and re-reading books on leadership and management. The popular misconception that they are only pertinent to success in your professional life or business; few people think to carry them into their personal life. But have you given that thought that, if you’re not the leader in your own life, then someone else most certainly will be and they’re not going to lead you in the direction you want to go, but rather in the direction they think you should be going? If you’re not managing your life the same applies.
Maintaining the freedom to both manage and be the leader in your life requires commitment, belief in yourself and lots of hard work because it’s the hard work that will push you to challenge yourself to escape the predictions of others. It also means releasing your essence, that inner passion that you purposely bury because you’re too lazy to act on the desires you dream about. I hate it when I ask people what their passion is or ask them to name something that they’ve always dreamed of doing and they say they don’t know! It makes me wonder what gets them out of bed in the morning, what is their reason for living. It also makes me want to shake them into reality. Maybe they’re too accustom to having someone else manage and lead them that they have no idea what it is they really want.
One of the most tempting things to do is to do absolutely nothing at all, accepting where you instead of giving it your all and going after your dreams. Your essence and dreams are limitless, don’t roll out of bed with a head full of emptiness. Empower yourself to want more, do more. Take a chance on YOU! Know yourself, trust in your abilities to become the leader of your own life.