Happy Tuesday. Have an awesome day. Enjoy.
Always do your best…….walk with integrity and unconditional love. This requires us to have compassion for the people we share our journey with each day. Having compassion is the ability to place yourself in someone else’s shoes; without judgment, criticism, or the need to control. It is about doing your best in the circumstances, and being a person that people want with them during challenging and difficult times. It is about bringing your heart and mind to every interaction. It is also about being the voice of reason when people act in ways that take them out of their integrity. Because we must never stand in silence when we are faced with poor behaviour or we become part of the problem. We perpetuate the very thing that we know is wrong.
So we must weed out our prejudices and personal biases. We must examine our assumptions to make sure they aren’t second hand or unproven. We must be sure that we aren’t influenced too much by stress, fear, emotions, or manipulation. Because there is only one path to choose if we are to walk with integrity. It is the path that takes us away from judgment and the condemnation of others. It is the path that focuses on solutions, not blame. For a leader is someone who can see the possibilities when others cannot. It is someone who recognizes that you achieve goals when you set people up for success and give them space to do what they must by always increasing their self-esteem. Average leaders only engage the minds of people, while extraordinary people engage their hearts too. Be extraordinary today.
Italo Magni said “If you’re talking with your head, you’re going to speak to their heads. If you’re talking with your heart, you’re going to reach their hearts.”
By Lisa Scott ~ Executive Life Coach