Become an Inspirational Human Being

Note: The following are excerpts from a lesson titled “Become an Inspirational Human Being” in Robin Sharma’s amazing book, The Greatness Guide.

I dropped my son off at school the other day and was amused by what he did when he walked into his classroom. He passed one of his buddies and said: “Why so glum, chum?”. His friend, who had been looking very serious, looked up. Both kids broke into laughter. Got me smiling. Then it got me thinking.

Greatness in business as well as in life comes by being an inspirational human being. We need to uplift people by our attitude and our very presence. When we see someone feeling down or experiencing a struggle or doubting their potential or in need of a kind word, it’s our duty to help them, perhaps by asking, “Why so glum, chum?”

The best way to lead and elevate another human being is to model the behavior you wish to see. The best way to influence others is to lead by example. You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your words. Extraordinary humans live their message. They walk their talk. And above all, they are inspirational. Are you?

What would the organizations we work for and the communities we live in and the planet we walk look like if each and every one of us did our part to be inspirational leaders each day? We can curse the darkness or we can light a candle. And the world needs more light. Shine. Today.

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