Leadership Minute: Convictions and Assumptions

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You must stick to your convictions, but be ready to abandon your assumptions. – Denis Waitley

As a leader your convictions will serve you well when they are clear to you. But make sure that your assumptions don’t cloud your way of thinking. Assumptions can change with circumstances and are not always accurate. Convictions are core beliefs that remain steady regardless of circumstances. Inaccurate assumptions can restrict your growth and cause you to hold onto beliefs that may not reflect current realities. Convictions give you direction and a way to move forward. While your assumptions are not always reliable your convictions give you stability. Be willing to stick to your convictions and let go of the rest.

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About dougdickerson

I am an internationally recognized leadership speaker, columnist, and author. My books include: "Leaders Without Borders: 9 Essentials for Everyday Leaders", "Great Leaders Wanted", "Leadership by the Numbers", and "It Only Takes a Minute: Daily Inspiration for Leaders on the Move". I live outside beautiful Charleston, South Carolina.
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4 Responses to Leadership Minute: Convictions and Assumptions

  1. I have reminded myself of the need not to cling to assumptions. It has had life changing results!

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