Stop living in the comforts of others imprints and learn to be comfortable in the failures of being a leader. Leaders are where they are because they have failed. Failure is part of life. But when we make excuses, it is a way to avoid failures. If we let fear and defeating voices in, they tell us we can’t reach our goal, and we make excuses to avoid, not the inevitable failure, but the idea of failure itself.
When leaders fail they do not make excuses, they do not blame others. Leaders know they have more to gain by admitting their mistake and moving forward to correct it than they do from dwelling, blaming and wasting time. Excuses don’t move us forward in the process. If we take responsibility for the inaction or the mistake, we are able to correct it and proceed towards the goal. Leaders know that making excuses only delays the end goal and taking responsibility allows honest correction to take place in the process.
Are you ready to lead?