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Leadership Tips: Don’t Hesitate - Become Fiercely Dedicated Now

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When people first hear the word fierce, there are varying reactions. Some think that fierce means scary. Others think brutal or harsh. For some, they think of Beyoncé…as in “Sasha Fierce”.

To help explain what we mean in our workshop, we ask: What do you think about the word fierce when someone is fiercely dedicated to you? When I first facilitated that question with a group, I loved the “ah ha’s” in the room. Let’s be honest. We all crave having and being associated with fierce dedication. It infers depth and devotion. Those two things can be hard to come by in this ever-changing, moving world.

So I ask: What are you fiercely dedicated to? Your partner? Your parents? A cause?

Can you say that you are fiercely dedicated to your work? I hope so. You deserve to love what you do.

Whenever I think about dedication, I think about Steve Jobs from Apple. During a Fortune interview almost ten years ago, he said "We don’t get a chance to do that many things, and everyone should be really excellent. Because this is our life. Life is brief, and then you die, you know? And we’ve all chosen to do this with our lives. So it better be damn good. It better be worth it.”

This week’s tip is to become more dedicated in an area of your life that matters most to you. Set specific goals for the rest of 2015. Decide whether you will spend more time, resources, or mental energy towards it.

Where do you want to show fierce dedication?

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