Living a life of Self-leadership involves taking time to reflect so as to not be deflecting when challenges have to be met and overcome. And with this in mind as I am just in the process of getting ready to send out the invites for the launch of my new book and am reflecting on some of the highlights of launching my first book The Six Traits of Self-Leadership in 2018.

How best can you switch off and have some time to reflect on the life you are living? For me, it is to read, travel, meditate, journal and walk in nature (even within the city). Try different things, and discover what works best for you. And at the end of each day, write down what has gone well, rather than focusing on what did not. To make the decision to think, talk and write about the success you want, and then go and take the action needed in your life every day so as to see your true success be-come a reality.
As you move forward with your life, develop a positive outlook, knowing that this will help you to understand and accept that you are much stronger and more resilient than you believe; this will help you to make the true success you want for your life become a reality. Regardless of the circumstances you may find yourself in, be they good or challenging, remember always to have a sense of gratitude and to always be willing to –

  1. Take the time to look internally. Let this be the fountain from which all knowledge and understanding flows as to the meaning of the true success you want for your life.
  2. Accept that it is your life, so take responsibility for turning the true success you desire into reality; living a truly successful life also means being present in each moment as you do this.
  3. Being truly successful is also about legacy, whether you in-spire others by your own example or through something meaningful you create in the world.

And as I take this time out to reflect, one of the highlights that comes to mind over the last twelve months was Mr. Patrick Colman, Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of Ireland in Roma-nia launching The Six Traits of Self-Leadership at the Regio Con-ference: “Regional Development – From Theory to Practice” in Bucharest in the presence of Mr. Andrei M. Grinkevich Ambas-sador of Belarus to Romania, Dan Nicula, Director General, Bucharest-Ilfov Re-gional Development Agency and Claudia Ionescu, Head of Re-gional Development and Investments Department, Bucharest-Ilfov Regional Development Agency who made it all happen.