Success directly impacts the way we feel about ourselves. As leaders we are often expected to bring in huge, strategic, long term goals which take time and success can be a while off, impacting the view you have of yourself. So, try these;
Look out for quick wins.
Do things that you like to do.
Set small, achievable goals.
Do one thing at a time to completion.
All of these things give you the feeling of mastery, knowledge and expertise and provide instant feedback of success.
Not everything is going to work out perfectly so build your leadership resilience too;
Accept that things go wrong – mistakes are part of life, failure isn’t picking on you, because it happens to everyone and we’re not entitled to perfect, in fact the opposite is true. The one thing that’s guaranteed in life is that you going to get something wrong.
Focus on the things you can change – each day think of 3 things you are grateful for, intentionally look for the good around you and choose to focus on the positives that can be achieved. A will to win always beats a fear of failure.
Is this helpful? – ask yourself this question whenever you can. Whatever you’re doing, feeling or doing, is it helping you or is it harming you? Be kind to yourself and chose those things that positively contribute to the best version of you.
Resilience is not a fixed trait. It’s not exclusive to the chosen few. It isn’t that you either have it or you don’t. It can be learnt and doing these things will start to make you more resilient, which in turn means you see yourself as able to deal with anything that life throws at you.