When we explore our Instagram feeds, we often find numerous quotations and inspirational messages every day. The ‘Inspirational’ Facebook Pages are filled with images of top-leaders and believable quotes written below them. We feel energized seeing them, and we try our hands on practically implementing them in our day-to-day lives. However, practical experience is strictly opposite of the deep-messages hidden in those mentioned quotes. We are often left disappointed when some inspirational message doesn’t take us on the route to success.
Below are the ten mythical statements that might not hold when dealing with leadership practically.
- “Activity equals accomplishment.”
Activity is not an accomplishment. Hard work can never assure you any result. Lots of people have worked hard in a factory without achieving any growth. So, we should not keep on asking ourselves whether we’re hard-working or busy, but we must figure out what we’re busy about.
- “The way to assure success is to work smarter, not harder.”
This is such a losing idea. You will find that influential leaders do both. They work smarter, and they work harder. Smart work needs to be complemented by hard work as they both go hand in hand always.
- “Take care of things, and they will take care of you.”
We should not “take care” we should take complete control. If you don’t take total control of your own life, somebody else definitely will.
- “If you want to be a success, you must pay the price.”
You don’t pay the cost for success; you hold the price for success. The path to triumph belongs to you. It’s not something that you have to give up to win. You don’t have to sacrifice things to achieve success. It is a simple path made complicated by such quotes.
- “Don’t waste time.”
Although this proverb expresses a good thought, it is not accurate. When you waste time, it is not time you are wasting; it is your very life. Plus, sports, arts and off-the-job passion is NOT a waste of time.
- “If it’s not broke, don’t fix it.”
That is a bit of terrible advice. Even though things are working, many times, they still can be significantly modified or improved.
- “What you see is what you get.”
Do not be moved by what you see. We are to see the invisible in every situation of life. This is how you win.
- “He is a self-made man.”
Trust me, there is no such thing. A person can succeed only with the help of many unsung heroes in his life.
- “Talk is cheap.”: Nope. Talk is costly. What an individual says is eventually what he gets – and what he pays for.
- “Practice makes perfect.”
No, perfect practice makes perfect. Wrong approach leads to bad habits. The perfect way leads to ideal action. Make sure that whatever you do regularly is correct and right.