It’s that time again.
Time to sit down and make a list of New Year’s Resolutions. For the 3 or 4 of you who make and keep that list, good for you! For the rest of us, that list usually starts with a bang, and ends with a sputter. Most of us feel compelled to compile a big list, one that will help us be all that we can be. In the end though, we bite off more than we can chew and end up feeling like even less than what we were.
So, how about just one resolution?
Remember who you are and what you stand for.
One resolution to keep that will keep you resolute.
Resolute means “admirably purposeful, determined and unwavering.”
Who are you as a leader and what do you stand for? As a leader, your leadership is on display each and every day, through each and every word, and each and every action. It really is. Like it or not, your daily decisions and choices, your efforts and your results, even your facial expressions are all reflections of what you stand for. The question is, is that reflection intentional or not?. What do you think those you lead would say you stand for? Rather than leave that up to chance, right now, before the new year begins, take the time to make your own list of the few things you want to be known for as a leader. Honesty? Passion? Growth? Excellence? Fairness? Make your list. Check it twice. Whatever you decide, use the words on your list as a compass to guide you. Day in and day out. Resolutely.
By taking the time to determine who you are, you are better able to choose how you are.
Be resolute in choosing words that reflect what you want to be known for.
Be resolute in making choices that demonstrate and reinforce who you are as a leader.
Be resolute in building relationships by acting in accordance with your inner GPS.
Be resolute in keeping your commitments.
Be resolute in investing your time, attention and efforts in what matters most.
Be resolute in letting go of what no longer serves you or those you lead.
Be resolute in remembering who you are and what you stand for.
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