*FAMOUS FRIDAY#1- George Washington*
Ladies, and Gents! I’ve decided to come up with concepts for each day of the week, and for Fridays I came up with Famous Fridays©. I’m so happy to be sharing with you some of thee BEST Success Strategies from leaders of the past and present who became famous because of their drive and passion to change the world. For the first Official Famous Fridays© post I picked none other than the first president of the United States of America George Washington.
Ask most people around and they’ll tell you, “He’s that guy on our quarters, and on the $1.00 bill.” Although correct, George Washington is much more than a face on the money we carry in our wallets. George Washington was a Lieutenant Colonel under the British Colonial Army, Husband, Father, Manager for his families plantation, and upon ratification of the new constitution was unanimously elected president of the United States Of America.
You aren’t born with a gift, or a natural born talent. You can’t snap your fingers and wish to be great at something and believe that your snap alone will make you great. You will achieve greatness only through an enormous amount of hard work over many years. What is your choice? Pick what you are passionate about and then study who is great at it. If you wanted to be a tremendous golf player would you study Kobe Bryant or Tiger Woods? :] Start studying.
What does it mean to persevere? Perseverance is the steady continuance in a course of action, purpose, or state. We’ve all heard, “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.” How about…,”If you don’t succeed you’ve failed.” Does that put it into perspective? Tell yourself, “Outward conditions won’t change my inward convictions!” You can’t always predict how things will turn out, but you can always control your response and reaction to it.
Practice Servant Leadership
Servant leadership is a philosophy and practice of leadership coined and defined by Robert Greenleaf. Servant-leaders are often seen as humble stewards of their organization’s resources. Huh? Be a mentor with a servant’s heart! Leaders lead and ask how they can be of assistance.
You are the only person who can commit to taking note of your personal views. The ONLY one. You are the only one who can assess whether subjects or others views are affecting your judgement and have to be able to take action to rectify it in order to maintain your impartiality.
Straight From George Washington