CHAPTER FIVETHE DISCIPLINE OF COMPETENCE

“Leaders are people we as followers want to regard with awe as the fullest flowering of our own possibilities.”

—Gail Sheehy

Top leaders and successful people in every area of life are those who have committed to excellence in their chosen fields. They have developed the discipline of always doing a good job, no matter how much longer it takes, or how difficult it turns out to be. The payoff is that happy, successful people are recognized as very good at what they do.

Perhaps the most important part of your personality, and the foundation of your happiness, is determined by your level of self-esteem. Your self-esteem is defined as “how much you like yourself.” It is how much you consider yourself to be ...

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