Posts Tagged With: confidence
Starting off with positive affirmations can set a great tone for how your day unfolds.
Learning this from an early age can be very beneficial in the esteem and confidence of a child.
We are all Destined for Greatness!
Just watched this student commencement speech at the recommendation of my old boss Art Coombs….and am so glad that I did. Perhaps a perfect clip for your next team meeting discussion about the importance of developing confidence in ourselves…. and in the leaders and organizational context…. the vital importance of developing the confidence of each individual member of our team.
If every leader instilled confidence into their people the way this student says his University did for him… well that would be a truly wonderful thing.
Today’s T4D was inspired one posted in 2009 titled “Seek to become not to acquire.”
One day as my wife Rebecca was talking to a group of teens she said, ”Seek to become not to acquire.” A strong compliment to her personal philosophy of being a human becoming rather than just a human being.
With a world that seems to encourage the acquisition of more and more things…. we may soon find that instead of owning things …our thing own us. The move towards simplification is also a move towards freedom. (I came across this interesting book… haven’t read it yet.)
“Seek to become not to acquire.” — Just 6 words …. but 6 words that say and suggest so much.
I believe that these 6 words can have great meaning in the corporate context as well. Some seek to acquire power, position, security or influence …. others realize those outcomes as a natural consequence of their personal development and becoming.
In our seeking to become rather than to acquire… we can free ourselves from the clutter of comparison, worry, and insecurity because we have replaced them with knowledge, confidence and strength.
While others go through the motions out of pattern and habit… let us stay in motion to create habits that matter.
Let us choose wisely to not just ”go through the day”… but to grow through the day.
“Life is too short to waste. Dreams are fulfilled only through action, not through endless planning to take action.” ~ David J. Schwartz
To go in the direction of our dreams requires first that we have them… and then that we crystallize them into a form that we can articulate clearly, describe specifically, and work towards incrementally. I remember the 4 step process described in a book about the great Walt Disney that suggested the pattern for his success… DREAM< BELIEVE< DARE< DO! We must act!
And finally one of my wife’s favorite sayings… “Act the way you want to be and soon you’ll be the way you act.” The word “Act” is not suggesting that we put one on…. as in “They really put on an act” in some insincere way to obtain some desired thing. Rather it is in the context of making a choice to act a certain way driven by a sincere desire to become a certain thing. The greater the clarity of purpose, the greater the confidence of it’s pursuit. The greater the clarity of what we want to achieve and become… the greater the likelihood of our achieving it becomes. ~ Kirk Out (www.kirkweisler.com)