Personal Responsibility

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Today I want to pick up where we left off in the last video when we were talking about mindset.  Today’s video topic is about personal responsibility because in order for you to shift your mindset and shift anything about your leadership style or behavior, you have to make a commitment to take personal responsibility for what you’re doing (or not doing) to impact your success.  So, for example, using the tennis match example that we used in a prior video, if you desire to win and expect to win, you will take personal responsibility and do what is required to support that outcome. You will do what it takes to practice enough and feel confident enough to win the match.  And, if by chance you do not win, you will take personal responsibility for the loss.  You won’t blame it on the outside circumstances, bad calls, or even your opponents, but instead, you recognize that you could have done something differently to perform better and take steps to improve.

The same holds true for your leadership and how you lead.  You get to choose your intentions, your beliefs, and your actions related to all you do as a leader.  Once you decide how it is you want to approach your role and the type of leader you want to be, you have the opportunity to create that experience by taking personal responsibility for all you do to reach your desired level of success.  It is the piece that connects the other three mindset components we talked about in prior video tips.  Take personal responsibility to shift your intentions, beliefs, and expectations and have a mindset of success about yourself as a leader.  It will make all the difference in the world.

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