Everyday I’m trying to read a lesson from Napoleon Hill’s book “The Law of Success in 16 Lessons” and today I read a lesson on initiative and leadership.
Initiative is the gumption to continuously go after a goal, mission, or accomplishment without having anyone, such as a boss, tell you to do it. Initiative is an internal drive that is needed to push you through towards your goals.
Leadership is as vital! The first person you should concern yourself with leading is that man or woman in the mirror. In order to lead others, and set the example, you have to be real effective at leading yourself!
I’ve learned this in the Marines. Your Marines won’t respect you if you are talking the talk and not walking the walk!! Sure a lot of people can talk the talk, but backing it up is key.
In fact, you should get so good at walking the walk that you don’t need to talk!
Think about it!