Influence

“A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops” (Henry Adams). Recognize that you have wonderful assets to offer and edify the world. Never stop believing in your dreams or ability to help empower, inspire, motivate, and transform lives. See in others what they may not see in themselves, while encouraging growth, progress, potential, and forward momentum. Lead or get out of the way. Possibilities and opportunities are endless when people are bound by nothing and believe in the can-do capable power of themselves, subsequently making dreams come true. A key pivotal difference between you and every person that accomplishes great things in life is that they persevere longer, while diligently striving toward personal passionate endeavors.

Managing

The art of managing focuses on time, money and quality, while one typically takes precedence, others are neglected. The right people must operate in the correct positions to optimize a team or business. Do not try to manage people because people are not meant to be managed, only lead. Optimally, skillful individuals independently think for themselves, efficiently getting important tasks or projects done first prior to moving on to smaller objectives, are prepared for emergencies, and have relentless work ethic infused with loyalty toward unified goals, missions, visions, and causes. They don’t let inflated egos hinder humility to obtain objective inputs from others about what may be unknown to them, hence hindering growth, progress, and fruitful success. Being humble enough to acknowledge our blind spots from objective feedback allows deep reflection to personally change or find individuals to complement places where we may be weak. We can all be leaders by influencing and inspiring people around us by our radically honest and genuinely upright principled example. Make sure you give yourself strong reasons for passing through this life without living in fear or regret. How are you doing with managing and leading yourself?

Respond Responsibly

“A leader or a man of action in a crisis almost always acts subconsciously and then thinks of the reasons for his actions” (Jawaharlal Nehru). Our words and actions may easily be produced if we are unjustly pushed to the ground by a stranger. By preconceiving what we would do prior to an event happening we can recondition a previously conditioned response. We have the power to control our thoughts, attitudes, words, perceptions, and behaviors, in turn, governing ourselves and our responses responsibly toward both internal and external stimuli.