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Now what do you do with these positive thoughts and attitudes? What comes next? Leadership means the ability to master the habit of cultivating positive thoughts so that the wiring of the mind is supporting the desire for action and change.
Yet the next pieces are critical. Hard work, discipline, character and integrity are essential qualities in this area. The Leader has no fear of any of these elements. Quite the opposite; she embodies them naturally and with grace.
We all come to the path from different compass points, and each is valid. We are less concerned with our starting point, and focus more on the commitment required from each of us as we embark on the path of enlightened business leadership.
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Ultimately, this Manifesto is about living consciously, responsibly and with emotional intelligence. This is a description of the mindset for a leadership journey.
The Leader is devoted to learning and growing every day. With each “aha!” moment, she renews her ability to talk it, walk it, teach it and be it. We have overcome the need to play the victim, as we understand there is no power in seducing others to buy our limiting beliefs and the self-defeating stories that come from consciously electing to remain “small”.
With this Manifesto, you are called to step up. To rise again when you trip and fall. The truth is that some days, you will do better than others. Some days, you will feel stronger, smarter and more present. All you have to do in order to live up to the values in this Manifesto is to pledge to always do your best. The quality of your “best” at any given moment doesn’t matter, because the power you wield is embedded in your intention.
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate; it is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves: Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
~ Marianne Williamson
(this post is drawn from The Complete Woman’s Manifesto)