Comfort and growth are often in conflict with each other for a period of time. Comfortable places are familiar, cozy and pleasing. Growth pushes you into the unknown, it can feel foreign and even agitating. However, on the other end of each growth cycle is a higher level of comfort. Get comfortable with discomfort.
Talking can happen in a sedentary position. To steer is to guide or control movement. For you to achieve your passion or purpose, there must be movement toward it. Plan without overthinking, get started and then steer.
Positions and titles allow you to create and enforce rules within an established structure or ecosystem, but they arguably do not establish you as a leader for the long-term. One of the best definitions of leadership I have seen is that leadership is the art of motivating a group of people to act towards achieving a common goal.
Lead now! If you see a need that resonates with your passion and purpose, don’t wait to be exalted into a position. Take the opportunity to frame the vision, create common goals and motivate people to action.
We often comply with an employer’s standards and challenges to stretch ourselves in order to get and keep a job. Paradigm shift – – – this is about investing in you, strategically and proactively. Don’t wait to be asked, create your own learning and development plan. [read the post for the rest]
From time to time, enumerate your “platform,” which I consider to be your experiences, reputation, and network. As you note your experiences, you’ll find that it is less about the answers and accomplishments and more about what you learned during the journey that adds enduring and transferable value, that you parlay future-forward.