Successful Leadership by Forming Habits

In Church Leadership, Commitment to Excellence, Lifestyle by Daniel Blakeslee0 Comments

Have you noticed that some people just seem to be successful leaders while others just get by? Why is this? Well it is not because they were born with a streak of luck, it is because they know how to form good habits. Use the following tips to help you lead and live more successfully.

Diet – what you feed your body eventually shows up on the outside. I know from experience. Just by eating healthier and drinking more water you will notice a difference in a very short time. I was surprised by what a difference drinking a good amount of water has made in my own life. I realized I didn’t put in on overnight, so I won’t take it off overnight – but you will feel better pretty quick.

Exercise – this goes hand in hand with your diet. If you don’t stay active your joints begin to stiffen up. I was starting to feel old and worn out. I also found that I didn’t sleep well. If a leader does not exercise they will feel tired and much older than they really are. The effective leaders needs to exercise regularly. It will give them an energy boost and increase productivity. I have set a goal to complete an 8 hour hike this spring. As I prepare for this day long hike, just getting moving again has made a big difference for me.

Mind Set – do you always feel down and out? Then it is time to change your mindset. You need to start thinking in a more positive way, learn to look on the bright side and stop being so negative. Find some good motivational quotes and start repeating them on a daily basis.

Help Others – stop thinking about yourself each day and try and perform some act of kindness at least once a week. This could be offering to pay for a coffee for the person next in line. It might be visiting an elderly neighbor. It could be sending an email or thank you note to someone you haven’t talked to in a while. Performing a kind act, can fill you with happiness and it could bring you rewards in return.

Stop Procrastinating – do you find that you are always putting things off? Then you wonder why things don’t get accomplished. Make the effort to do something. Tidy up your office or clean out your basement. Once you start actively doing something you will feel better about yourself and have a sense of accomplishment.

No More Complaining – do people view you as a complainer? That is not a nice trait to have at all. Instead of complaining start taking action. If you are having trouble learning a new software program at work. Stop blaming the company for it, instead ask for help and tackle it as a challenge.

All of the above points are ones that you can change into positive habits. By doing so you will become more successful in your daily life. You will benefit from an increased sense of accomplishment and your self-confidence will rise.