Saturday, August 30, 2008
I subscribe to Brian Tracy's success newsletters. I often keep them and refer back when I have more time to process the content. I stashed a bunch of them a while back and started going through them tonight. I found something with which I strongly disagreed in one of the newsletters, so I wrote Mr. Tracy to let him know how I view things:
I just reread one of your old lessons about “The Two Qualities of Top Leaders” (June 9, 2007). You say that a leader shouldn’t “wish, hope, pray, ignore or play games with [himself].” I agree with ignoring and playing games, but what kind of world do we live in if people in positions of authority don’t wish or hope for a better world? As long as we act according to reality, this can only make us work harder! Also, many a great leader in this world has started and ended every day with prayer. Sure, prayer can’t take the place of action, especially in business, but it can serve to keep a leader MORE grounded, not less. You can simplify success and leadership to a point, but you long ago passed that point with this article.