The NSLS News
Letter from the President
Dear NSLS Member,
We return from our summer recess to face and embrace the challenges and opportunities of the new academic year. Our talents will undoubtedly be used to achieve new goals and improve ourselves. However, talent alone is not enough. It has been said that hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard. Hard work itself springs from motivation. While the quest to achieve new goals can be invigorating by itself, all of us have moments when we feel lacking in inspiration. How can we continue to motivate, not just those we lead, but also ourselves through moments of malaise or self-doubt? How can we keep moving forward to achieve our potential?
2. Your attitude and effort are constantly being observed: When being led, people look to leaders not only for guidance, planning, and wisdom but also for your attitude and effort. When leading a team, an upbeat, positive, optimistic spirit can have an infectious effect more impactful than hours of careful planning. The effort a leader puts in and the attitude one shows are the upper limits of what you can ask of anyone else. No one wants to work hard for someone who barks orders without putting in effort themselves. People can run through brick walls if the leader does it first.
3. Mistakes are teachable moments: Eventually, someone on your team will make a mistake. This is unavoidable, but your reaction to this will make a difference in how that person moves forward. By showing forgiveness and understanding that errors happen, and possibly even relating a story of your own, you can inspire your team to work that much harder. It is also critical to not embarrass someone who has made a mistake by chastising them in front of others. Instead, pull them aside into a private conversation.
4. Need to Know Why: Make sure members of your team understand not only what they are trying to achieve, but why they are trying to achieve it. This relates not just to the overall project, but to the individual stages. Passion comes from knowing how and for who things will be different if you succeed or fail in your task. If you are building a wall, what room is it for? If you build a house, who is it for?
The National Society of Leadership and Success
Continue reading below in the Monthly Motivation section for 5 Ways To Stop Self-Doubt From Crippling Your Motivation.
The NSLS Scholarships and Awards Program supports members for their dynamic leadership, service, chapter/member excellence and financial need. During the 2018-2019 academic year, the NSLS will distribute over a quarter-million dollars in scholarships and awards exclusively to NSLS members.
The scholarships and awards are categorized into three areas:
• Stephen Covey Tribute Awards (Spring Semester Only)
• Mission-Based Scholarships and Grants
‣ ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE SCHOLARSHIP
‣ ENTREPRENEUR AWARD
‣ DREAM SUPPORT GRANT
‣ HEALTHY LIVING GRANT
‣ PRACTICING LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP
‣ LIVING LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP
‣ A FORCE FOR GOOD AWARD
‣ SOCIETY LITTLE LEADERS AWARD
The Fall 2018 submission period runs from Monday, September 10, 2018 through Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time.
Fall 2018 Lineup Announced
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Save More with NSLS Perks and Discounts
For the full list of partner discounts you receive as an NSLS member, please log into the Members Area by clicking here.
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KC NSLS donates to World Relief
The National Society of Leadership and Success chapter at Kishwaukee College donated $330 to World Relief DuPage/Aurora on Aug. 20. The chapter raised funds through a spaghetti dinner event. World Relief Dupage/Aurora offers holistic services designed to promote local integration so that refugees and immigrants take root and flourish in supportive communities.
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― Jamie Paolinetti
“You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don't try.”
― Beverly Sills
By: Barbara Nixon
Or you might be making fantastic progress until you start to question yourself, making it a bit more challenging to get going again. If so, you’re definitely not alone. We’ve probably all been there at some point or another, and although it might not be something that we openly talk about in public, it’s definitely happening behind the scenes.
Even Maya Angelou said, “I have written eleven books, but each time I think, ‘Uh oh, they’re going to find out now.’ I’ve run a game on everybody, and they’re going to find me out.”
So how do you stop self doubt from crippling your motivation? Here are five ways to stop the self doubt: