Leadership from my perspective. Andrew King. Leadership from my perspective. “And you shall remember the LORD your God, for it is He who gives you power to get wealth” -Deuteronomy 8:18b
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“Watch your thoughts because they become words.
Watch your words because they become actions.
Watch your actions because they become habits.
Watch your habits because they become your character.
Watch your character because it becomes your destiny.
What we think we become.”
20,000 words a day and most of them defamatory
“We speak to ourselves all the time. Most days we direct around 20,000 words at ourselves. Of these nearly all are negative. We keep feeding our minds with negative dialogue. How long would you expect to keep a friend if you did the same thing?
You are your own best friend. Start talking to yourself nicely. Say kind things to yourself about yourself. Believe. You’ll be amazed at the difference it makes to the person you know most intimately and love the best.” -A recipe for dreaming. Bryce Courtenay.
If you don’t know where you’re going, then how will you get there?
“Make pictures in your mind. See the destination. Imagine your arrival. Dream in perfect detail. See yourself the way you want to be when you arrive. See yourself arriving. Make yourself a road map and study it every day until you know the way and the destination by heart.” -A recipe for dreaming. Bryce Courtenay.
First things tomorrow.
“Find a comfortable chair, close your eyes, put your hands in your lap and start learning how to dream again. Dream for five minutes. Dream about the past. Dream about what you’ve already been. Repeat this the next day and the next. After some ten days you’ll get the knack of dreaming again. You’ll begin to regain the long lost art of dreaming. Then start dreaming forward. Dream what has yet to be done. Dream a direction for yourself.” -A recipe for dreaming. Bryce Courtenay.
Putting a dream into action.
“Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan ‘Press On’ has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race”. –Calvin Coolidge. (A recipe for dreaming.-Bryce Courtenay).
When you’re skating on thin ice you might as well tap-dance.Stick your neck out, volunteer, have a go, reach out beyond your best performance and when you do, do so with style, elan, panache. You will learn more from a brilliantly executed failure than from a success planned within the dreary safety of what you already know. Winning easy is boring, pointless work. -A recipe for dreaming. Bryce Courtenay.
1. Treat people how you would like to be treated
2. Talk to people on their level.
3. Always be prepared to listen to people about their ideas.
4. If it’s meant to be – it’s up to me.
“-I got my A because I finally broke the cycle of lashing out at people when they didn’t do exactly what I wanted them to do.
-I came to see that when I got angry with people or became sarcastic, it was like wiping them out, and our relationship never recovered.
-It was hard for me to ‘get’ that what I wanted was not necessarily what they want.
-I have come finally to the realization that relationships with my colleagues, players, students, and friends are always more important than the project…
-that indeed, the very success of the project depends on those relationships being full of grace.
-that someone who stands up to me and is unwilling to accept abusive behaviour is more of an ally than someone who goes along with it, either out of fear or resignation.”
“It’s not who you are underneath, but what you do that defines you.” –Bruce Wayne (Batman)