According to www.dictionary.com, the origin of the word “impact” comes from the Latin word impingere, which means “to push against.” The online dictionary has three definitions of impact that relate directly to the concept of leadership impact:
1) “influence; effect,”
2) “the force exerted by a new idea, concept, technology, or ideology,” and
3) “the power of making a strong, immediate impression.”
Whether you see yourself as a leader or not, you are having an impact on the world. Your every breath, every movement, every word, every interaction, and every thought have an impact on something or someone else.
As leaders of our community, our homes, our businesses, and our teams at work, it is our mindset which makes the biggest impact. It starts with our mindset, because our mindset affects our behavior which affects our results. Positive results usually mean you have a positive mindset and positive behaviors. Negative results usually are a result of your negative mindset and behaviors. Often when things go awry, we want to place the blame on others. But really it starts with us.
What kinds of results are you getting as a leader in your life?