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THREE THINGS GREAT TEACHERS DO DIFFERENTLY (1)

Destroy the Evidence and Define Your Leadership

Ever wonder why some leaders appear to have it all together while others just seem lost? I think it comes down to being self-aware, and destroying the ‘evidence’ that we so often look to as truth.

Sometimes, as a leader, you can feel like you are running a marathon uphill.  You doubt your vision, question your goals and wonder if you have what it takes to lead.  There are times when no matter how hard you try to move forward, you just feel as though you are standing still.  It is during these times when you must be willing to face your greatest adversary… you.

If you want to lead others well you must first destroy the ‘evidence’ that is holding you back from being who you were meant to be.

I Love Crime Dramas

Some of my favorite TV shows are crime dramas. It always fascinates me that the smallest evidence usually ends up being the missing piece to the puzzle in the end. By dealing with the pieces correctly, the detectives paint a picture that will either send a person into a life of freedom or a life in jail. It all depends on how they deal with their findings.

I think as leaders, we have types of personal ‘evidence’ that we must deal with on a daily basis. We have a choice to either dwell on this evidence and let it consume us, or we can destroy it altogether.   

Three Types of Evidence You Must Destroy

Destroy The Historical Evidence

Historical evidence tells you that you cannot possibly do something you have never done before. It provides that little piece of doubt that convinces you that your goals and ambitions are impossible, and it makes you give up before you begin. By accepting this ‘historical evidence’ as truth, you get stuck in the past, unable to ever envision things beyond what your eyes can see.

To be a leader that makes a difference, destroy the ‘evidence’ that tells you your ideas are impossible.  Get rid of the thought that you are wasting your time on something because it hasn’t been done before, and instead, make it happen. Just because people tell you that your vision is a waste of time doesn’t mean that they are right.  It’s time to destroy the historical evidence that is holding you back from changing the world.

[shareable cite=”Chuck Poole”]Never forget that only YOU can change your past and make the future you envision, possible.[/shareable]

Destroy The Circumstantial Evidence

Circumstantial evidence says that you cannot do something due to your circumstances. It provides the box you so desperately want to escape from, and traps you within your own self-doubt. By accepting this ‘circumstantial evidence’ as truth, you become bound to the lie that progress is impossible for you, and your mindset becomes fixed on standing still.

To be a leader that makes a difference, destroy the evidence that tells you your circumstances define who you can become.  Realize that no matter what ‘box’ you may currently be trapped in, you can make a difference despite the restraints.  Get rid of the thought that your surroundings determine your capabilities, and believe in your vision.  Sometimes the best leaders emerge from the toughest situations. Just because excuses begin to creep into your mind, doesn’t mean you have to believe them.  It’s time to destroy the circumstantial evidence that is stopping you from moving forward and leading well.

[shareable cite=”Chuck Poole”]Your circumstances do not limit your potential. [/shareable]

Destroy The Internal Evidence

Internal evidence tells you that you are not ready to lead, you’re not prepared, and you’re not as good as someone else. It provides a mirror that reflects what you wish you could be, only to crush you with the lie that you are not good enough.  By accepting this ‘internal evidence’ as truth, you constantly compare yourself to others, and you never give yourself the chance to rise above and lead those who need you most.

To be a leader that makes a difference, destroy the evidence that tries to measure your worth. Remember that no one has the exact unique vision that you do, and the value you bring as a leader is priceless.  Use comparisons only to form mentorships, instead of doubts, and believe in who you know you were meant to be. Believe that you are prepared to lead, and remember that just because someone else is good at something, doesn’t mean you cannot be as well.  It’s time to destroy the internal evidence that is drowning you in self doubt.  It is time for you to become the leader you are destined to be.

[shareable cite=”Chuck Poole”]Have the confidence to believe in yourself and others will follow your lead. [/shareable]

Take time to reflect, and determine whether or not the ‘evidence’ in your life is helping you flourish, or if it’s stunting your growth.  We need leaders today who are willing to take risks, defy their circumstances, and destroy their doubts. Be that person, become that leader, and others will follow.

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