Passion, Commitment, and Self-Discipline

 
  • A Burning Commitment to Our Cause
    A clear hallmark of passionate and highly effective leaders is a burning commitment to the cause. There's no doubt about where the leader stands and where he or she is going. More
     
  • Apathy and Cynicism Zap Our Spirit
    As the years slide by, a growing number of people don't really live, they merely exist – trapped in their lives of quiet desperation. Just getting by is as dangerous as resting in the snow on a frigid winter night; our passion and spirit dozes off and dies in our sleep. More
     
  • Being True to Me
    Each of us learns from what surrounds us. But then we have to ask ourselves whether these things really reflect our own personal values. More
     
  • Beyond "Near-Life Experiences"
    Leadership charisma and energy flow directly from our personal passion and commitment. We can't impassion others about life or their work if we don't feel passionate about ours. More
     
  • Blazing Our Own Unique Leadership Path
    Leaders are made not born. Developing our "gift" starts with a clear and constant focus on where we're going, what we believe in, and why we exist — but it also demands persistence. More
     
  • Building Passion and Commitment the Wal-Mart Way
    Committing to your business is essential for its success. According to Wal-Mart's founder, Sam Walton, "If you love your work, you'll be out there every day trying to do the best you possibly can, and pretty soon everybody around will catch the passion from you – like a fever." More
     
  • Deepening Our Discipline
    Discipline means having the vision to see the long term picture and keep things in balance. Regret can cost hundreds of hours, discipline costs minutes. An ounce of bite-my-tongue can outweigh a ton of I-am-so-sorries. More
     
  • Discipline Can Be Habit Forming
    Our discipline and habits spring from our passion and commitment. To motivate myself, I need to find ways to increase my passion and get my heart into it. More
     
  • How Visioning Changed My Life
    Visioning is where my personal effectiveness quest began, in 1974. Even now, as I recall that turning point in my life, a shiver runs up my spine. More
     
  • How Visioning Helped My Passion and Persistence
    Create strong passion with a clear and compelling vision and hang in there during the inevitable downs and defeats until dreams are realized. More
     
  • Interested in Leadership, or Committed to Becoming a Leader?
    Many managers in leadership roles have stunted personal growth. We can focus on the gain of improvement, by keeping our preferred future and purpose firmly in front of us, and develop the "habit" of personal improvement. More
     
  • Just a Job or a Source of Deeper Joy and Meaning?
    We need to either find the work we love, or learn to love the work we have. Get passionate or get out. More
     
  • Leaders Foster Individual Passion for Change and Improvement
    Strong leaders harness the passion of the monomaniacs on their team to bring about change. More
     
  • Leaders Put Good Intentions into Action
    Looking back, we can all point to times in our lives that seem wasted. If we fail to continuously grow, change, and develop, then precious life is wasted. More
     
  • My Approach to Personal Time Management and Organization
    I have come to believe that there is no one right personal time management and organization system. We all need to continue developing and refining the system that works best for our own quirks and preferences. More
     
  • Passionate Leaders Rally People to the Cause
    People rally around passionate leaders with a compelling vision and purpose. Effective leaders generate action that comes from creating energy and transforming jobs into crusades, exciting adventures, or deeper missions. More
     
  • Persistence Goes the Distance
    There are no "success secrets." However, there are success systems, success habits, and success principles applied through discipline and persistence. Failure often results from following the line of least persistence. More
     
  • Personal Goals and Priorities Pathways and Pitfalls (Part One)
    Establishing goals and priorities, getting organized, and managing time is about balance. Discover the Personal Goals and Priorities approaches that can help you to avoid the pitfalls and pave your pathway to success. More
     
  • Personal Goals and Priorities Pathways and Pitfalls (Part Two)
    Establishing goals and priorities, getting organized, and managing time is about balance. Discover the Personal Goals and Priorities approaches that can help you to avoid the pitfalls and pave your pathway to success. More
     
  • Personal Improvement Planning and Discipline
    There is no one best or right way to keep ourselves growing and developing. But, without a vision and the discipline to follow through, there can be no personal improvement. More
     
  • Personal Improvement Planning Pathways and Pitfalls (Part One)
    Daily, or even just weekly, small stretches accumulate into powerful new habits and ever-stronger discipline muscles. Discover the Personal Improvement Planning approaches that can help you to avoid the pitfalls and pave your pathway to success. More
     
  • Personal Improvement Planning Pathways and Pitfalls (Part Two)
    Daily, or even just weekly, small stretches accumulate into powerful new habits and ever-stronger discipline muscles. Discover the Personal Improvement Planning approaches that can help you to avoid the pitfalls and pave your pathway to success. More
     
  • Personal Visioning Pathways and Pitfalls
    Developing a personal purpose that's aimed at serving others adds a richer sense of meaning to any personal change or improvement efforts. More
     
  • Stop Working and Start Living
    There are no dead-end jobs, only dead-end people. Meaningful work goes well beyond what I do for a living, it joyfully expresses what I do with my living. More
     
  • Test Your Career Health
    When our work is part of a deeper life calling we put our heart into it. Our work becomes our contribution to making this team, this organization, and this world just a little better because we passed this way. More
     
  • The Many Faces of Love
    Highly effective leaders are in love with the organization, community, or team that they work or live in. Their love is expressed in a deep desire to see that organization, community, or team grow to its full potential. More
     
  • The Power of Passion
    Leadership is emotional. Leadership deals with feelings. Leadership is made up of dreams, inspiration, excitement, desire, pride, care, passion, and love. The areas of our lives where we show the strongest leadership. More
     
 

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