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Jan 18, 2010
One More To Grow On...
My Dad used to tease my sister and me growing up that we had to get our "birthday spankings" every year on our birthday. If these weren't gently given with much ado which included chasing, laughing, and teasing, they usually ended up being "hugs" or "kisses" instead. But whatever form they took, we always got one for every year of our new age plus... "One more to grow on."
In December and January, I gave you my top five questions to stay in the zone of success and I'd like to give you ... one more to grow on! It came from an interview I did recently with corporate leadership coach, Ian McKelvie, while we were discussing great personal leadership.
Question #1: What is my "Success of the Day?"
Question #2: What do I need to let go of?
Question #3: What am I creating? (And what small step can I take towards its creation?)
Question #4: Where am I the victim vs. the victor?
Question #5: For what am I grateful?
Question #6: Where am I not "at choice?"
Great leaders respond to circumstances and people versus reacting to them. This means they are "at choice," purposeful, and conscious with their responses instead of simply passively reacting. This idea of operating "at choice" removes us from the victim position and places us firmly in the position of creating our own experience. We choose how we view, interpret, feel, respond, and learn from every experience presented to us.
Ian said in our interview, "In the darkest of times in my own personal leadership, I know I am only 2 or 3 choices away from the world I say I want. There is power in knowing that I'm not at the mercy of the world but that it actually bends to the choices I make about my experience of it. And the most powerful of all positions is to be "at choice"... even when there is only one choice." Think Nelson Mandela. Being "at choice" when there is only one choice.
Leadership requires being "at choice" at all times and choosing your internal experience, and your responses to others, regardless of the external circumstances.
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"No matter what your spiritual condition is,
no matter where you find yourself in the universe,
your choice is always the same:
to expand your awareness or contract it."
~ Thaddeus Golas
This week, I will be "at choice" and thoughtfully respond vs. blindly react to the circumstances before me.
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