I'm 3 weeks into some new leaves I turned over in my own life and habits I am trying to change.
The result? I'm convinced that the hardest leadership in the world is "self leadership".
- Anyone can blame others for a failure. Owning up to insecurities and shortfalls requires another level of leadership.
- Anyone can convince others to join a vision. Making the personal sacrifices to own the vision yourself, that's much harder.
- Anyone can set personal goals. Making the hard choices that are needed to keep them in check... yeah, that's self leadership and that my friends, is anything but easy.
WRITE IT DOWN: I have to clearly articulate what I'm trying to do. When I don't, I often forget what I'm really aiming for or change it as I go. Even on the treadmill I'll change the goal mid workout if I don't tell myself before what the goal clearly is.