Leading is hard.
The hardest part isn’t the dealing with other people. Or the time involved. Or managing the expectations of others. Or knowing everything.
No, the hardest part is dealing with your own self doubts. The nagging thoughts of “why am I qualified to lead?” “I don’t know what I’m doing.” “I’m terrible at this.”
Few realize that getting over that hump is the last step before you can start to be a great leader. They’re so close yet they feel so far away from it. And when they look at others, their peers and mentors who are deemed “great”, they’re actually not that far away. Those people just made it over that hump.
There is no magic formula for getting over it. Just hard work, introspection, feedback from others, and determination.
I’m still staring at the hump. But I’m also still climbing.
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