Earl Nightingale shared the Strangest Secret back in 1956, “We become what we think about.”
What are you thinking about, these days? Is it a poor business climate for small business, or maybe hiring good people seems impossible, or maybe even that there is a recession on the horizon?
You will manifest those things you hear and see into thoughts, which determine your reaction or response.
I recently heard that economic experts, media, and doomsayer have predicted 82 of the last 11 recessions. Is that the group to whom you listen?
Listen to those who guide you toward the light of new beginnings, who speak with principles, and who live lives of integrity and character.
Read principle-based books, articles, blogs, and posts that encourage and edify rather than manipulate and discourage.
Leaders who are principle driven understand that when you do the right things day in and day out, positive results follow no matter what difficulties and challenges appear.
Good leaders understand that opposition and difficulties do not control you. They only provide you with the opportunity to persevere. Perseverance builds character, and character leads to hope, as taught by the first Century teacher, Paul.
Lead well when you lock out the noise and focus on principles and the fundamentals to execute them.
When you do, you will make great days and keep being awesome.
Brian Kennedy is an encourager who shepherds small business owners and entrepreneurs along the path of business success to preeminence by embracing time tested principles and executing the associated fundamentals daily.