“Be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind. Talk health, happiness, and prosperity to every person you meet. Make all your friends feel there is something special in them. Look at the sunny side of everything. Think only of the best, work only for the best, and expect only the best. Be as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own. Forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future. Give everyone a smile. Spend so much time improving yourself that you have no time left to criticize others. Be too big for worry and too noble for anger.” Christian Larsen
This quote is full of ideas that emphasize multiple areas in leadership. We cannot address each one. However, there is one thought that threads the entire quote; being strong enough to be the best we can in leading others with a positive focus toward the future.
Leadership will always have its challenges and negative influences. When leaders follow the ideas presented by Larsen; the life, focus, and influence on others is powerful.