Love Yourself this Valentines Day
One of a leader's key functions is to guide and coach a team of individuals to personal achievement which leads to organizational success. However, you can't force people to achieve great things. They have to want to excel. It follows then, that understanding people, knowing what they like, what they want and what drives them is important. Before you can understand other people you must first understand and feel good about yourself.
"Know thyself" is indeed one of the necessary foundations of effective leadership. Until you know who you are, your values, your strengths and weaknesses, you are living in borrowed clothes. Leading others begins with leading yourself, feeling good about yourself, loving yourself, your values and your accomplishments. Understanding yourself can help you understand why you and others behave the way you do. Loving yourself will give you the pride and confidence to help others feel good about you, themselves, their accomplishments and their potential to succeed.
How you genuinely feel about your self, your worth and the worth of others greatly influences everything you do and the results you achieve. People will respond to you just as you respond to you. If you have positive expectations, if you encourage others and you create an environment where people will want to succeed, they will respond accordingly.
You have a choice. You can let others influence your outlook or, love yourself, trust yourself and influence your own outlook and those around you.