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Leadership Issues: Convictions Part 2

Defeat into Dividends-Jeremiah 20:1-18

Every leader experiences both good and bad days. Even God’s greatest leaders become discouraged.

The key question on your bad day is: Are you going to give up or get up? And how can you get up?

  1. Rise above self-pity. Failure is an attitude, not just an outcome.
  2. Think positively. Success comes by going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.
  3. Learn from your experiences. Failure isn’t failure unless you learn nothing from it.
  4. Seek alternatives. All successful leaders vary their approaches.
  5. Develop a sense of humor. Laughter is the shortest distance between two people and the fastest way to get perspective.
  6. Be realistic. The first job of the leader is to define reality.
  7. Establish new goals. Failure is an opportunity to begin again, but more intelligently.
  8. Develop a passion. Your own resolution to succeed counts for more than anything else.
  9. Broaden your base of support. No single venture should support your entire emotional life.
  10. Separate your self-worth from your performance. A positive self-image prepares you for success.

Join me next time for Leadership Issues: Convictions Part 3