Curious to know the 4 Thoughts Leaders with High Self-Worth Have? The most confident and happy leaders we know are the ones who have high self-worth. But how did they get that way? Are some people just born with a better sense of value? Or do they make a practice of acting a certain way, which helps to keep them feeling positive about who they are?
When you talk to people with high self-worth, you find they have a lot of things in common. Those who feel good about themselves tend to think a certain way. Let’s look at a few of the ideas which keep people feeling worthy even when life might be difficult.
Great Leaders Understand Where Mistakes Fit
Everyone messes up now and again. The leaders with self-worth recognizes this. They take responsibility for the action and understand that just because something went wrong, it doesn’t change who they are as a leader or a person. They still value themselves even when they make a mistake. Their goal is to model for their employees that it is OK to make mistakes. To be open to be learning from them.
Leaders Don’t Get Caught up in the Trappings of Life
Who you are has a whole lot less to do with what you have, than you might think. As a leader, it doesn’t matter how much money is in your bank account. Or whether you are wearing the right clothes or if you have the “right” education. Yes, in a leadership role there is an assumption you will have advanced education. And with your leadership role, your self presentation will match your role. The right clothes is a metaphor for having a certain look about you. Your value has a lot more to do with who you are on the inside. Rather than who you are outside. You can still have self-worth even if you have very little in the way of possessions or money.
Leaders Don’t Chase Happiness
Who you are has very little to do with whatever emotion you happen to be feeling in the moment. If you are not happy, it does not mean you are not worthy, period. You’re going to feel what you’re going to feel. Individuals with high self-worth realize this and accept their emotions for what they are: a reflection of their emotional state and not of personal value. Understanding this empowers leaders to model for their employees how to properly handle the range of emotions that comes with leadership.
Leaders Take Responsibility for How They Feel
When you have strong feelings of self-worth, you do not need other people to define you. This means as a leader, you need to drop any victim mentality. Psychologist continue to remind us that no one can make you feel anything without your permission. This is more true than you might realize. It’s up to you to decide who you are, what you feel, and how your respond. No one else has the right or the ability to impose their emotions upon you.
Of course, there are other things leaders with high self-worth do. They practice empathy, especially with themselves. Leaders love their job and set goals that make sense to them. The common thread? They do things that honor them. Leaders don’t make compromises or get caught up in doing what they think they ‘should’ but instead focus on what’s right for them.
You can do this, too, by merely paying attention to your choices and holding fast to who you are.
Share in the SpringBoard group what other ways you have clarity around your self-worth. We would love to hear it. Remember, both your self-worth and confidence go hand-in-hand; especially during the holiday season.
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