Have you ever said the words “I wish I had (blanked) sooner…”
If you have, it might be a sign that you might want to adopt some new self-leadership habits. Habits are what puts the action into your desires and can help you regret-proof your life.
Self-leadership habits help you get more of what you do want and less of what you don’t.
4 ways you know you got habits:
- It’s something you’ve developed over time either intentionally or unintentionally.
- It’s something you do often enough to get competent at it with or without conscious though.
- It becomes second nature, requiring little energy to start or support it.
- It’s comfortable and, therefore, can be a bit challenging or uninspiring to stop.
“Now, some habits give you energy and others will drain you”
Generally, most personal leadership habits will give you energy that you can then extend out into to your world and there are two reasons for this:
- Energy goes where love flows. When you are generally excited about something because YOU want it, it is more energizing.
- Personal leadership habits have a legacy. This legacy extends past your own identity and gives meaning to others around you. THAT is both inspirational and life-giving.
5 Reasons why you might want to create some new personal leadership habits:
- To get better at something you desire.
- To become masterful at your desired skill.
- To help you to live a struggle-free life.
- To help you live from your own essence and on your own terms.
- To make it easier to make a difference in the world by becoming your own best self.
3 common reasons why you might think personal leadership habits are not for you:
- You really might not like the challenges change brings. You might be comfortable hoping that things will stay the same. (Reality check – It will not)
- Personal Leadership is confronting to MORE than your habits. If you engage in personal leadership habits, you are going to get some push-back from your own relationships as a natural result. To move through this, it takes a realization that you don’t need validation from anyone to live your own best life.
- You might want to just blend in with the crowd. Until you are skillful at handling criticism, and the other skills of self leadership, the idea of being a bit “out there“, might just seem a little risky. It takes a greater awareness of your own innate courage to undertake a path of personal leadership.
I hope you never have to say the words, “If only I …”
Regret is a reactive emotional state and is almost unnecessary when you live a life filled with self-leadership. Imagine no more invisibility, or fear. Imagine living a successful life that you self-define. A life that is resourceful, creative and complete. Living a life filled with personal leadership habits can give you the resources you need to do just that.
Spend a few minutes today thinking about what you would like to be ‘better’. Within that desire – can be your new personal leadership habits.