The Mindset of Leaders Versus Followers

April 12, 2022 pwm1

Leaders think and talk about the solutions. Followers think and talk about the problems.

—Brian Tracy (Image licensed by Penn Wealth)
Aerial view of water carrying aqueduct in Outer Los Angeles, California.

Some people seem to chronically complain about the current state of affairs, both in their own lives and in the world in general. Others always seem to be upbeat and motivated, focused on achieving their objectives. Individual minds are wired quite differently, with some constantly searching for—and generally finding—answers to the challenges around them, and others lamenting the continual problems. Fortunately, we have the power to “rewire” our brains and become results-driven leaders. This requires constant effort and a close monitoring of our thoughts, but it can be a transformational process. The first step is to make a fair assessment of which camp we are in and begin making the needed adjustments; the second step is to avoid the problem-seekers. 

—Mike Hazell

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