As entrepreneur and author Jim Rohn once said, “Success is not to be pursued; it is to be attracted by the person you become.”
So, we know that stress makes us stupid. Stress is also the Achievers word for fear.
As a leader (and we are all leaders here); when the shit hits the fan, how do you show up? Do you play the blame game, panic and play victim? Or do you step up, show up and possess calm courage? Are you responsible as well as response – able?
As leaders, it is our responsibility to snatch as much positive value and to make as many empowering meanings as possible of any obstacle or adversity that comes our way. But that requires intelligence. And we all know that stress robs us of our intelligence.
As a leader, when the shit hits the fan, do you pause and think intelligently and choose the emotions you want to run to? Or do you allow yourself to be hijacked by the emotion that you are addicted to?
What if… what if, you could train yourself to be addicted to the elevated emotions that benefit you and raise others, rather than being controlled by the limited emotions that cause you and those around you a whole lot of pain.
To be spiritual is to be in-spirit and to live your days inspired. Spirituality therefore is about mastering your thoughts, your behaviours and your emotions.
Spirituality is the missing piece that will give you the competitive edge and the unfair advantage in business and in life.
But this is a practice that needs to be cultivated. This is a muscle that needs to be made strong.
Theodore Roosevelt once said that; “What such a man needs is not courage but nerve control and cool headedness. This he can only get through practice”.
If you would like to learn how to begin your journey of self mastery, I invite you to join me at my next Spiritual Entrepreneur Roundtable; because the best version of you will lead the best version of your people.
We become excellent by doing excellent things. Over and over we must do excellent things.
The only person you are destined to become is who you decide to be.
Who will you decide to be?