Goals are big. They’re huge and can be a bit general in scope. You must have goals if you’re going to be the leader of your life. Objectives are small, well-defined steps you will take to make your goals a reality. You will not get to where you want to be unless you have a solid lock on the objectives you need to meet in order to bring your goals to life.
By having clear objectives that relate to defined goals, you keep yourself on track. You prevent yourself from getting lost in your journey.
Face your fears by going through them, not around them
Reflexive and unwarranted fear kills progress, improvement, and initiative. Leaders help those who follow them deal with the trepidation that comes from going into unknown territory.
To be your own best leader, you must learn to be comfortable even when situations are new and scary. Facing fear is an ongoing process. In every new situation, fear will present itself. Be scared-but do what you know you must do anyway.
Leaders take charge. You must take charge of your own life and your own actions. If you allow control of your life to stay in the hands of fate or the flow of life alone, you will never get to where you want to be.
Pessimism and negativity will kill your dreams, your goals, your initiative. Fatalism leads to apathy, and if you’re apathetic, there’s no point in being your own leader because you won’t be going anywhere. Pessimism isn’t an accurate assessment of a situation; it set a bias that judges everything to be negative. Even in failures, especially in failures, you gain invaluable experience and knowledge. Pessimism and fatalism close off all avenue.
Becoming your own best leader is to accept and embrace continuous change. Every day will bring something new if you take charge of your own life.
To be your own best leader, you must stop idly accepting life as it is and plan to make your life what you want it to be. If you do that, you’ll be leading yourself better than anyone else ever could