How to Be An Influencer , Everyday
Leadership is about influence. Everyone influences someone. Therefore, in a sense, everyone is a leader. Sociologists tell us that even the most introverted individual will influence 10,000 other people during his or her lifetime.
As I look back on my life, I have been influenced by so many people — my parents, teachers, friends and family. Just as I have been influenced by others, inevitably what I do and say will influence others for good or ill.
As the African proverb puts it, ‘If you think you’re too small to make a difference, you haven’t spent the night with a mosquito.’ The mosquito makes a difference in an annoying way, but the principle is the same. One person can stop a great injustice. One person can be a voice for truth. One person’s kindness can save a life. Each person matters.
History is in many ways a story of influence. In reality we all influence one another in all sorts of ways — from what to have for lunch and what films to watch, to more important matters of truth and ethics.
What we do as individuals, as a community or a nation affects others. How do you use that influence for good? How do you maximize your influence?
David Starr Gordon- the world stands aside to let anyone pass who knows where he is going”
Influence is passionate-
* Purpose is the foundation of passion
“Do you know what you are to be doing?”
Potential another driving force of passion- “ when the potential is gone the passion is gone”
- Your calling leads to passion
3 keys to Passion:
* 1. Passion is personal
* 2. Passion is progressive
* 3. Passion is contagious
Influence is big thinking
* 1. See the potential others do not see
* 2. Say the positive words others do not say
* 3. Show personal interest others do not show
* 4. Share the possibilities others do not share
Use your powers to influence for good, it’s the noble thing to do when potential is on the line.
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