1. “Bobby – get a grip on yourself.” … Grandpa said that to me when I had a temper tantrum at age 4.
2. “Yes, you can do it; just do it.” … Dad said that to me while teaching me how to ride a bike, and I was whining that it was too hard.
3. “Don’t waver with what you want – just want it and go for it.” Mr. Benson, my high school track coach, said that to me when I said I wanted to take first place in the broad jump, but I’d settle for second or third place.
4. “If good advice is power – using good advice is even more powerful.” Ed taught me that when I asked him for advice on how to solve a real estate problem, but then didn’t take his advice.
And, what I get from all of this, is this: “There’s no leadership like self-leadership.” Learn to get a grip, know what you want, use good advice, and just do it (whatever needs doing). That is the secret to self-leadership, which is the secret to leading yourself to a great life.