“As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives.” — Henry David Thoreau
The quality of our lives is dependent on the way we think and the choices that we make. We each have the power within to choose our thoughts and the actions that we take. We can’t always control what others say or do, but we are always in control of how we react. This is a crucial concept for leaders to master because it is the leader who forges the path through strategic action.