The Importance of ‘Quiet Territory’ in a leader’s life

One of the largest and the most significant hurdles faced by proactive leaders is finding the path towards stress recovery. 

  1. Most leaders are unable to figure out the right solution to beat stress. 
  2. Most leaders are unable to add ‘uniqueness’ in their decision. 
  3. Most leaders are unable to add ’empathy’ in their choices. 
  • Question) How can leaders┬ádevelop true character and find solutions to harsh realities?
  • Answer) By finding a quiet place.

Leaders must try to find a place for themselves to gather their thoughts and carefully consider all the choices they make both in personal and professional lives. 

Today’s article will attempt to briefly examine and review why leaders need to find their personal space to make better decisions by healing their brains and bodies.

And yes, I have a name for this place as well. I call it the quiterra (quiet territory).

  1. Questions in Quietness: Rather than blindly trusting your instincts to find all the answers, a leader must be ready, willing, and prepared to question how he should proceed to address the concerns, needs, perceptions, and priorities of those he serves and represents. Genuine leaders must consider representing others effectively but, to do that, they must lead themselves into the ‘quiterra’ to find answers. 
  2. Usable, Unique, and Updated: Most of the time, we are loaded with so much workload that we cannot find time to take a break. This is where we lose our uniqueness, and we end up following the same path that was designed by us years ago. However, a quiet zone can help you change perspectives and stay updated. Silence can help you discover unique approaches to take to reach goals and find success. 
  3. Changing Ideology and Imagination: If you choose to be a leader, you must realize that people will look at you as someone credible. What are your ideas, qualities, and vision? These questions need a unique answer, and you can find them in silence. Why? If you are surrounded by others al the time, you will acquire traits from others rather than developing your own. The only place you can create your own ideology and vision without being influenced by others is when you are alone- in your quiet place. 
  4. Energy, Endurance, and Empathy: Discovering your very own silent, comfortable area where you may compose yourself and unwind will increase your endurance and ability to focus better. Will you be able to show kindness to others and listen to them selflessly? Will you commit to honest listening? It takes a calm mind to show empathy, and only when you refresh yourself you can lead others with positive energy.
  5. Trust and time: Often, leaders need to take a step back to develop a central theme of their leadership tenure. You must garner trust and remain trustworthy, and you must keep proving this to others every now and then. Your actions must be planned and well-conceived. You must consider alternatives yet follow tested principles, take advantage of time, and be timely. This is only possible when you can make ‘silence,’ your best friend. Leadership is a lonely experience for those who hate quietness. You must accept and acknowledge the space conferred to you and use the quiet time for your own benefit by planning and revisiting your decisions. 

If you want to be a true leader, find your own quiterra.

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