• Jennifer Longmore

Managing Mindset – Defining Success as A Leader

Almost all successful business leaders who made it big in their fields or able to become successful in their profession had been guided by an established leadership mindset to help them achieve their goals by following a carefully drafted development plan. But most of the time, these same people were able to understand the relation between becoming successful and managing mindset.

If you know the relation between success and mindset, you will be able to understand how this will help you in being more successful as a leader. As a leader, you are fixed on the needs of each staff of your team and how your endeavors can help them achieve what needs to be done and do their best work. Great leadership starts with your mindset.

However, establishing a management mindset may have its dark sides too. When you are so used to your habit and you no longer know the difference of what is habitual and what is not, it can smother your own leadership and prevent you from exploring the benefits offered by new opportunities. The secret is to learn how to manage your routine and get rid of harmful ones while encouraging the good to take you towards the direction of your objectives to succeed. Majority of immense accomplishments need consistent efforts over a specific period of time. No successful leadership happens overnight and you need to develop the right mindset while making sure that your consistent efforts play a major part towards the completion of your goals.

No matter what you do, just make it a point not to fall prey to procrastination and not accomplish anything. You must come to understand that there will always be hindrances along the way to your success as a leader but as long as you can maintain your focus on your objectives even through some of the most discouraging times, you know I can make it to the top. If you stop in the middle, you will never know for yourself your real potential and the other things you are capable of doing.

Focusing on your mindset takes a lot of conscious effort. This is not easy but it is possible particularly if you are focused on accomplishing it. It is careless to think that your habits or routines control you because it is tantamount to admitting defeat. It requires determination and strength of mind which is vitally important for all leaders.

Coach’s tip: write out all of the beliefs that you hold around leadership so you can bring awareness to what you are holding onto that is either helping or hurting your effectiveness as a leader, and either commit to regular mindset work or hire a coach to support you in holding only the beliefs that allow you to be the best version of you!

Leave a comment below about how you manage mindset.

Ready to accelerate your growth by aligning your mindset? I’m a bit a of a mindset ninja - I’m known for lasering in on exactly what is holding you back, reframing it to the mindset that best supports you, and helping you step into that next level of leadership. Let’s chat.

To your success,

Jennifer xo

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