Saturday, February 28, 2009

Delayed Decisions Delay Results

You should be aware that as a leader you set the pace for your organization. When you are not able to make a decision for whatever reason, you are stopping momentum and actually procrastinate in the process. When a decision is delayed actions are delayed and results are consequently also postponed into the future. Delayed decisions delay results!

Friday, February 27, 2009

People Don't Fail, They Give Up

Under most circumstances, I think it is fair to say, failure equals giving up. There will be temporary setbacks, lessons to learn, obstacles to overcome etc. but failure does not occur until you stop taking action. As long as you bounce back, try again, adjust and try something different you have not failed. You don't fail until you give up.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Past, Present, Future

Your past is not necessarily an indication of your future. You can not change the past but you can influence your future. It is said that insanity is trying the same thing over and over, expecting a different result. To achieve a different result you need to change your attitudes, behaviors and actions and the good news is: you can! "If you don't like your current address; move, you are not a tree!"

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Are You Committed?

A true leader is committed to winning and will do whatever it takes to succeed! Commitment is the catalyst that will get all the other necessary resources available. With commitment comes passion, which is the energy to continue and not give up when the going gets rough. You got to love your business and know that when it is right for you, it grabs you! How committed are you?

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Courage Is To Act

We are all subject to and share the human condition. We have fears and anxieties and other things to deal with. Courage is our ability to face our fears and challenge them through action. Successful people act when other people don't. Average people are afraid and they get paralyzed. Superior people are also afraid but they act anyway. Don't allow yourself to be intimidated by your emotions. Act anyway!

Monday, February 23, 2009

Replacing Habits

I am sure you have noticed how difficult it can be to change a behavior. This is because our behaviors are mostly based on habit and to change the habit the underlying thinking structures have to be changed first. Focus on the underlying structures of attitudes and values if you want to change a behavior. Replace the attitude first. It is difficult to break a habit but easier if you replace it with a new behavior.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Double Check Your Excuses

Do a reality test on your excuses. Hold them up to the light and ask; "Is there anyone with similar background, situation, problems, limitations as I have, that has been successful despite of it?" Most of the time you will find that viewed in this light and when you are honest about it, your fabricated excuses do not hold water. If someone else could do it despite severe circumstances, so can you!
About the Author

Urban Gavelin a native Swede with more than twenty five years of business experience. He has held positions as director of sales- marketing- and business development on Nordic, European and World Wide levels. Urban has lived and worked in Stockholm, London and New York, now works primarily with leadership development and sales training and is a credentialed coach. He has studied Executive Management at Lausanne Business School and Stockholm School of Economics.

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