Here are several inspirational lessons we can ALL learn from the great “Madiba” – a true hero and the closest thing the world has to a secular saint.
# 1 Courage is not the absence of fear – it’s inspiring others to move beyond it.
Be fearless and inspire others.
#2 Lead from the front – but don’t leave your base behind.
Do your homework. Assemble your team. Think ahead. Play the long game. Ready, set, go!
# 3 Let go.
You can’t waste time and energy mooning about what might have been if you had made a different decision.
You can do anything, but you can’t do everything.
#4 Appearances matter – and remember to smile
If you are serious about being seen as a mover and shaker appearances matter.
Yes, people are watching. Smile and enjoy the fact that you have the ability to make a difference – one you’ll likely remember forever
#5 Nothing is black or white
Decisions are complex. Life is never either/or.
Nothing is ever straightforward as it appears. Have contingencies in place and You’ll be successful.
# 6 Quitting is leading too
Abandoning a failed idea, task or relationship is a decision every leader has to make.
Fail forwards, but don’t give up.
# 7 Share & Help others
Make a difference in the world. Pay it forwards. Sure, you are only one, but you are ONE.
You cannot do everything, but you can do something. Start today.
#8 Be Humble [Be Hungry]
How? Don’t take criticism personally. Talk about your route to success, not the success itself.
Rarely is excellence something you accomplish by yourself
To be great, BE grateful.
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