The Importance of Self-Leadership Skills – Keeping us Motivated

By Keren Liew | Published on June 21, 2022

The Importance of Self-Leadership Skills

Now that we have learnt what is self-leadership, the question is - why is improving our self-leadership skills so important to us?

It is necessary to learn how to lead ourselves to accomplish our own professional or personal goals. They might be major milestones to be achieved, or individual goals which are meaningful to us. While we are in this journey of improving or even possessing self-leadership skills, we might also learn to be good leaders to others which might benefit the organisation we belong to as a whole – it could be our workplace, fellowship groups, or even our family. 

One of the most important benefits of having self-leadership skills is – keeping us motivated. Being motivated is very important in our lives as we gain the determination to get up to do something, to plan our day and try to achieve our goals. When we do not have the motivation to pursue something, it might mean we basically just waste our time away without doing anything with meaning – and we do not even care! 

Being able to set our minds and tell ourselves, “Alright, let’s do this” is the crucial first step before we are able to do anything. It is the exact opposite to those who do not even mind to get up to do anything, at all. It could be scary when one wakes up in the morning without anything in mind to be accomplished throughout that day. Why waste away so much time when this lifetime is not infinite? When we know how to lead ourselves, we understand the importance of keeping ourselves motivated. 

(Let’s move on to check out other reasons why self-leadership is so important to us. Read “Being Accountable, Promoting Productivity and Efficiency”)

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