"There are some places in life where you can only go alone. Embrace the beauty of your solo journey."
- Mandy Hale
We've all experienced the twists and turns of personal and professional life. Sometimes we have people in our lives who we can rely on, and at others we have to power through on our own. Both scenarios can be quite difficult.
If you're fortunate enough to have someone who connects with you...understands the pressure you're under...and consistently supports you, consider yourself truly blessed.
The struggle many leaders fall victim to is what I call the "search trap." They are forever looking for the one person who they believe will save them. Maybe it is a new assistant, or project manager, or leader on their team. Whatever the role may be, it's as if that one mythical person has the power to completely transform the challenges of the day.
Where is that special person to be found?
The reality of our search is this...one person can make a huge difference. But...not the whole difference.
One leader can move things forward. One energized leader can bring a fresh perspective and sense of urgency to achieve real progress.
The right person can do all those things as long as they have one important attribute...
...they understand that it is their hard work and leadership, not the mere fact that they have walked into the room, that makes all the difference...
How About You
Are you looking for someone to save you? I am too. It turns out you only need to look in one place to find them...the mirror. Then remember that your leadership will achieve more than you could possible realize.
I think you are something to believe in.
I'd love to hear from you.