Another priceless book. Place this alongside the books "How to Win Friends and Influence People", "7 Habits of Highly Effective People", and "The Science Of Self-Confidence", and you will be ready to change some lives. This book expounds on the importance of being a leader.
Most importantly, a leader is not just somebody who tells others to do, but they are a role model. They are somebody that looks to make others succeed.
An INFLUENCER is a person who:
Has (F)aith in others.
(L)istens to others.
(N)avigates others through life.
(C)onnects with others.
And (R)eproduces themselves in others.
Leadership is a very important subject of study, because:
We are an influencer whether we realize it or not. Every action we take always has an impact on others lives. The question is, what legacy are you leaving behind? If you were to look back upon your life and see the fruit of your actions, thoughts, attitudes, and achievements, what would you see? Does your current life match what deeply matters to you? If not, then it's time to change your life and focus on what really matters to you.
"How different our lives are when we really know what is deeply important to us, and keeping that picture in mind, we manage ourselves each day to be and to do what really matters most." - Stephen R. Covey
Trials come in life, but the beauty is that we have a choice to be what we want to be. We can be strong, move on, and learn from each hardship, becoming better people, and in turn influencing others to be the same.
"The remarkable thing is, we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day." - Charles R. Swindoll
"You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you." - Brian Tracy
Every thought and attitude you embrace right now has an effect on your character. Start to embrace the thoughts that are in line with what you want to be, and slowly you will see yourself turning into that kind of person that you want to be.
"Sow a thought, reap an action; sow an action, reap a habit; sow a habit, reap a character; sow a character, reap a destiny." - Stephen R. Covey
How do you want to be remembered by others? You have the power to choose, and to be remembered as someone who was extraordinary.
And always remember, it starts with a choice:
Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative and creation, there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless dreams and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too... Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now.
- William Hutchison Murray