What is the edge of your risk? How are you going about your everyday routine? Are you wasting time on your devices? Do you find yourself spending hours in areas that do not help you grow, but perhaps only help you spend time? Where can you spend time looking for the edge?
Over the past year I have had the great fortune to spend time and learn from incredible guests while hosting the Roots of Leadership Podcast. They each bring valuable lessons from their experiences and share their insight on what it takes to be a great leader. Looking for the edge may be a little bit bumpy. Inspiration is the intersection of difficult with the belief that you can do it. What area can you stretch yourself into that is new, different and maybe perhaps a bit uncomfortable?
Create your own destiny. You can be a force of one. Live in the moment where you stand right now and learn to win in that moment. Define your ultimate version of success. Stay patient and work hard. Grind your way to greatness. You can do more with less. Be willing to take something that is difficult and break it down to its simplest elements in an effort to understand them at their smallest parts. Persevere over your obstacles and do not let your past harden you. Do not give up. Be fearless in your continued strive for excellence. Take every opportunity you can and put your best foot forward in the work you produce. Life is all about choices. Be a sponge, learn as much as you can. Do the best you can every day. Seek out new opportunities. Do not let labels define you.
Be empathetic in your leadership. Understand the people you want to lead. Be an active listener and communicate with those around you. Be passionate in your pursuits to help others. Find inspiration in your peers. Both experiences and new colleagues have something to share and teach us. Raise the profile of others by giving them the opportunity to bring out the best in themselves. Make a difference in someone else’s life today.
Spend time working on you, for you and for others. Anything is possible. Be the best version of yourself for those around you. Be yourself and own it. Increase your confidence in all aspects of life. Embrace your inner child. Have faith and patience. Let go, trust and believe you won’t fail. Utilize your creative brain. There are real solutions to every problem. Do not make excuses for what has happened in your past and do not make excuses to prevent what could happen in your future.
You can create best practices for achieving successful outcomes in your life. What are you prepared to do to help yourself build the edge of greatness?
Anthony C. Gruppo in collaboration with Kimberly Cummins