My friend Lee Colan is the author of 13 books and the co-founder of The L Group. Recently, I had the opportunity to sit down and talk with him about leadership and attitude and consistent execution (or what Lee calls adherence).
Lee reminds us that so much of our success starts with our thoughts. Thoughts influence our beliefs, which influence our words. Our words reflect our commitments, which influence our choice of actions. Ultimately, our actions influence the results we achieve.
But it all starts with the thoughts in our head.
As Lee says it, “Your thoughts today lead to your results tomorrow.”
In this brief interview, Lee shares more about this model and why consistent execution is so important.
Below are a few stand-out quotes from Lee:
“Winning depends less on a brilliant plan than on consistent actions.” –Lee Colan
“Those who underestimate the intelligence of others tend to overestimate their own.” –Lee Colan
“You don’t have to be great to get started, but you do have to get started to be great.” –Lee Colan
“The most important conversation you will ever have is the one with yourself.” –Lee Colan
“Engaging leaders appreciate their employees, not just their contributions.” –Lee Colan
“Life’s rewards go to those who let their actions rise above their excuses.” –Lee Colan
“A life filled with positive attitude is also filled with positive impact.” –Lee Colan
“The power of your actions is preceded by the power of your words.” –Lee Colan
“A leader’s power is finite, but a leader’s shared power is infinite.” –Lee Colan
“The power of a leader is reflected in the power of his team.” –Lee Colan
“Don’t wait for inspiration to act. Act to spark inspiration.” –Lee Colan