13 Things That Are Changing My Life and Leadership

I’m surprised at how much I want others to change and how much I resist it in myself. Change is exciting when it’s about others.

Growth is change. No change; no growth. Life without change is death.

Everything that lives changes.

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13 Things That Are Changing My Life and Leadership

  1. Embracing inner dissatisfaction with myself, rather than hiding from it. Others aren’t what’s wrong with life.
  2. Accepting people for who they are, rather than judging them for who I want them to be.
  3. Spending one or two hours everyday for four and a half years reflecting and writing.
  4. Celebrating my positive impact. People go further with me on their team. I help people take fulfilling next steps in their career, service, and personal lives. I love that about myself.
  5. Getting in over my head.
  6. Reading.
  7. Conversations with leaders and authors.
  8. Learning what I don’t like and want to avoid.
  9. Having the courage to focus on what matters and say no to lesser things. (I need lots of growth in this area.)
  10. Believing that I make a difference by simply fulfilling my purpose. Don’t worry about changing the world. Make a difference where you are.
  11. Learning from failure, rather than repeating it, at least once in a while.
  12. Learning from people and situations that irritate me. Sometimes, the bigger the irritation, the more important the lesson.
  13. Coaching my wife.

I prefer the term “changing” to changed. One reflects an on going process. The other reflects the illusion of finality.

What is changing your life and/or leadership?