Chapter 4

Five Hindrances that Impede Success

Hindrances are mental states that impede success. They get in the way of you realizing your full potential as a leader and experiencing personal fulfillment, and they cause great suffering. There are numerous hindrances, but the five most applicable to our topic of mindful leadership are:

1. Attachment

2. Aversion

3. Ignorance, confusion, and delusion

4. Envy and jealousy

5. Pride

In the descriptions below, you'll see how these hindrances get in the way of being a mindful leader. They inhibit making good decisions, using good judgment, managing for performance, and winning in the marketplace, not to mention experiencing fulfillment in your life.

It's important not to judge yourself negatively if ...

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