12 Things That Successful Leaders Never Tolerate

By and large, tolerance is a good trait. The differences we encounter enrich our lives and organizations. But to attain a successful life and meaningful leadership, we must refuse to tolerate the things that deplete, and ultimately destroy, us.

Start by declaring these things intolerable in yourself and those around you–and see what changes as a result.

1. Dishonesty

Living an honest life allows you to be at peace with others and yourself. Dishonesty imposes a false reality on your life and those around you.

2. Boredom

Successful people are generally exploring something new. Life is too short for inactivity and staying in your comfort zone.

3. Mediocrity

It’s easy, and a constant temptation, to settle for less. But what makes some people stand out is their willingness to make the hard choices that allow a life of greatness.

4. Negativity

Every negative thought keeps you from being your best. If you hear yourself complaining, out loud or to yourself, find a way to shut it down.

via 12 Things That Successful Leaders Never Tolerate | Inc.com.

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Joel Elveson

The vast majority of the items that were listed as things a successful leader will not tolerate are for the most part things successful leaders could care less about. A leader is judged by the success of those he is empowered to lead not by how they eat, control anger, regret, etc. A real leader knows how to inspire others to do or be the best they can be. Leaders are people and as such they are subject to possessing the same traits they supposedly will not tolerate.

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