In the past month I have had the opportunity to speak, teach, coach, and meet several accomplished leaders. So, today I want to share a few words of wisdom that come from these recent interactions. I hope they will serve as important reminders for you.
“Don’t take things personally.”
Remember that someone else’s behavior is more about them than it is you.
“Don’t create your own ceiling.”
Don’t limit your opportunities today as you think about decisions you might make in the future. Forge ahead. You can decide which path you will take when the time comes.
“Keep an open mind.”
Approach things with a sense of curiosity. You know what they say about the word assume.
“Know yourself. Find the right environment.”
Fit matters. Find a professional setting and company in which you can thrive.
“Don’t compromise personal integrity.”
Stay true to your core values.
“If not you, then who?”
Take ownership and provide leadership. Don’t be afraid to step up and out.
“Never underestimate the power of investing in relationships.”
Invest in relationships like they are worth their weight in gold.
As you reflect about these quotes and what you have learned in 2012, what one piece of advice would you give to someone else? Take 5 minutes to think about it and share it with someone. Don’t underestimate the power you have to make a difference with what you know now.
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