Leadership is hard.
You can’t lead people that don’t want to be lead.
You can try, but it’s like trying to motivate a dead horse to just trot a few more yards. No amount of enthusiasm or arm-waving or encouragement is gonna do it. It’s out of your control.
But you can make a difference with that enthusiasm and arm-waving and encouragement if the recipient is ready for it. Willing.
And it’s that knowledge that keeps me going on the hard days.
Yes, it’s our responsibility as leaders to be there. To lead. But it’s their responsibility to take a step forward. To act.
And it’s only a matter of time until that leadership falls on ears of someone willing to act.
**Only a matter of time.**
Sometimes I need a reminder of that.
No one ever said it would be easy. Sometimes it feels easy, appears easy. Other times, you prove just how much Personal Growth is a constant effort. Never something that’s done or finished.
No matter how much success one might have experienced, growth is never complete. Ups and downs are never not part of the game.
And reminders are always appreciated:
“I’m looking for those that are looking for me.”
What’s motivating you today? What’s keeping your head straight?
Do share! Let’s push each other forward. :)