The moments that define who we truly are, are created when no one is watching.
When our heart pushes us to do something simply because it calls to be done. That is someone who leads when no one is watching.
When your soul aches to be seen and your voice to be heard, you have become passionate – even though no one is watching.
When you reach for a level of excellence that makes your heart smile, you have become disciplined – even though no one is watching.
When you reach for places beyond your vision that you didn’t believe you could go, you have become a visionary – even though no one is watching.
So many people seem to think that dreams, visions, grand plans, inventions and creative bursts are reserved for writers, inventors, composers and artists.
That such heights are not attainable for ordinary people with ordinary vocations, ordinary families, and ordinary relationships.
But I disagree with that kind of thinking. I believe we can all be extraordinary in our ordinary lives. Every one of us can look toward the stars. Every one of us can shine.
Who are you when no one is watching? Those are the moments when you’re defining yourself.
Those moments when the only reward is choosing to do something for no other reason than to prove to yourself that you could do it – to prove that you can be extraordinary.
Lead From Within: Choose courage; resist compromise be the person you are meant to be. Be your Extraordinary Self.
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The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You and Your Greatness
After decades of coaching powerful executives around the world, Lolly Daskal has observed that leaders rise to their positions relying on a specific set of values and traits. But in time, every executive reaches a point when their performance suffers and failure persists. Very few understand why or how to prevent it.
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Of Lolly’s many awards and accolades, Lolly was designated a Top-50 Leadership and Management Expert by Inc. magazine. Huffington Post honored Lolly with the title of The Most Inspiring Woman in the World. Her writing has appeared in HBR, Inc.com, Fast Company (Ask The Expert), Huffington Post, and Psychology Today, and others. Her newest book, The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You and Your Greatness has become a national bestseller.