Neculai Fantanaru

Everything Depends On The Leader

The Husafell Stone

On March 06, 2009
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Leadership Y4-Titanium by Neculai Fantanaru

Strive to grow in yourself, then lay stress on your talent to ensure your leadership a broader and more solid foundation.

Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) was the sixteenth President of the United States. Although he takes the credit for the abolition of slavery, Lincoln led the bloodiest war in American history not to correct a historical injustice, but to support a historical principle, that of unity of a nation.

But what rarely anyone mentions are the steps that Lincoln had to climb in order to create his fame – his own startling story that travelled round the world. He came from a modest family. He was born in a little wooden cottage. But being self-taught, he perfected his knowledge and developed his personality. After becoming a lawyer, he chose the path of politics, entering as a member of the Whig party in the legislative room of Illinois (1834-1841), then in the Congress (1847-1849), where he also proposed a law conditioning the gradual and compensated emancipation of the slaves.

Finally, he joined the new Republican Party, acquiring national fame, after the election race in 1858 for occupying the position of Senator, when he discussed the issue of slavery against the candidate from the Democratic Party, Stephen A. Douglas.

Leadership: Would it be better to express your intention to analyze an experimental discovery – relational with the increased possibility of rooting on the formation of the concept such as: “being aware of one’s own value”?

The Husafell Stone is one of the most ancient demonstrations of strength, speed and resistance, in which athletes must carry a trapezoidal stone on their chest (weighting between 150 kg – 180 kg), the assessment being made on two criteria:

- the speed which the stone is carried with on a certain distance in the shortest time possible.

- the resistance with which the athlete must carry the stone until he drops it, measuring the distance covered.

If I were to measure the time that Lincoln invested in himself, the time he invested in his research to be able to rise from anonymity, to emphasize his leadership (with boldness and perseverance) and to become a defender of human rights and freedoms, I would say it’s a combination between the two heats: speed and strength, amid a tense context.

Lincoln’s ascent to the bold destination that he established in his mind since he was a child (“One day, I will become president ! ”) and which made him memorable was due to his personal interest, based on personal beliefs. That uphill – that all great men must overcome, is like a stone that very few can lift. Its weight pushes on the shoulders of every aspirant to a successful career, but only the truly powerful – morally and spiritually, have the chance to qualify to the finals for the title of leader. In leadership, the Husafell Stone is the test that you give before your own belief, that either you pass it or lose it, and the results of which should leave no room for interpretation.

Being aware of one’s own value has as its main support the resistance you show in a situation where the causality of your own will (never conceived otherwise than under the idea of ​​freedom) is elevated to the rank of absolute, meaning it cannot deviate from the commitments you undertook on your own behalf.

Before you decide to change something in the lives of others, set a goal and a clear vision of exactly what you want and achieve it without hesitation, mistakes and constraints of any nature. But be sure that something will oppose your plans: the ascent that you have to pass and which will change the course of things, if you are not tough enough, persistent and open-minded. And if you don’t have a high resistance in a subconscious level which doesn’t block your own development and transformation that you desire, you risk getting away from you goal and even crack.

Your resistance breaks little by little? You should focus on the great task that you have in front of you, which you alone have set for yourself, and become more devoted to the cause which you have shown your ultimate dedication to. Strive to grow in yourself, taking a firm stand in supporting your own aspirations, completing your mission, then lay stress on your talent to ensure your leadership a broader and more solid foundation.

Just as a painter must know how to use colors to render the space and perspective, how to combine them to render the final image, how to choose them to create a particular state – so and you, must know how to use your own potential in order to be all that you can be, how to combine your skills to cultivate and value them, how to bring out from your own inner riches the skills to achieve the best performance.

Leadership denotes a permanently self-conscious attitude that is seen only in the most unexpected life experiences you have wisely overcome, without falling into the impasse of not being able to make a decision to move to a higher level of personal power.

Do not fall into the trap of judging your own ideas, because you have no way of knowing if they are either good or bad.

Husafell's Stone is the test of your life to measure your desire and ability to achieve your goals (without which your personality could not dominate others). It is precisely by virtue of this that the importance given to dreams and the time you invest in yourself is placed so that, one day, you will reach the place where destiny awaits you.

Conclusion: Develop the qualities and skills to strengthen your position in front of people and to give you dominance over them, by your vision supported by convincing arguments, by proving the ways to follow, by properly assessing the consequences and by proving the advantages and even the disadvantages, those being the important accents in leadership. They are supported by those qualities developed over time through continuous training of thought, through knowledge achieved, through continuously practiced tenacity and through resistance to the effort of fighting every “parasitic” intervention, which aims to push you away from your intended purpose.



* Note: Brian Mooney – 100 Great Leaders, Lider Publishing House, 2004.

 

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