by Angie Morgan
“Your beliefs become your thoughts, your thoughts become your words, your words become your actions, your actions become your habits, your habits become your values, and your values become your destiny.” – Mahatma Gandhi
Take a five-minute break and ask yourself: “How am I doing? Am I happy? Am I satisfied with my career? Am I getting what I want out of life?”
As you consider answers to these questions, I encourage you to write down your responses and spend time fleshing out the details. Through your words, you might uncover ideas that give you insight into what you need to do to lead your life better than you are doing right now.
While there is so much we cannot control in our life, we can control the following:
- What we believe about our abilities (and capabilities)
- The words we choose (that either inspire or alienate others)
- Our actions and our priorities
- Our values and how we demonstrate them
- How we spend our time
- Whether or not we achieve our goals
To be an impactful leader, do your homework on you. Get to know yourself better and work to develop harmony and consistency between what you believe and who you are.