Recently, I’ve advocated for the necessity of a changing notion of global leadership, calling for a Wholehearted Leadership Revolution! In my latest posts, I’ve shared my Six Rules for Leading With Intention, including more on Rule One: Live With Integrity and Rule Two: Make Intentional Choices. Now, it’s time to grow beyond your comfort zone as you learn how to take bold action as a leader with Rule Three!
Get Uncomfortable Often!
If you never stretch your limits, you’ll never reset your limits! Creating the cutting edge requires innovative action and leadership that isn’t afraid of getting messy and uncomfortable. Discomfort is a crucial ingredient in developing your leadership capacity and ultimately makes you stronger and more resilient.
Consider how your life would change if you were willing to put yourself out there, to simply try something without any attachment to the outcome.
In fact, some of the most famous geniuses and savants throughout history only made their discoveries because they were willing to face failure, persevere, and continue experimenting.
So go ahead and get uncomfortable! Be BOLD. Take RISKS. Create CHANGE. Experience FAILURE. And through it all, you will conquer the chaos that creates clarity and change in your life!
- What were you doing a year ago today? Now consider how you have grown and transformed since then. What did it take? What were you willing to risk?
- Think back to a time that you took a chance on something or someone and it paid off! Describe the circumstance here and share what you learned.
- Make a list of at least five things you’ve always wanted to do, but haven’t yet. These are your Daring Dreams. They might be anything from learning how to master a certain recipe to skydiving in the rainforest! Record them now.
Choose one of your Daring Dreams that you’re willing to get uncomfortable to accomplish. First, become really clear on exactly what defines this Daring Dream for you. What do you want the end result look and feel like if you go for it and succeed? Now, identify any sabotaging thoughts, beliefs, and actions that have held you back or made you play small in the past. Take a moment to recognize the lies that you’ve been accepting, then forgive yourself, and let these lies go.
It’s now time to choose to embrace the truth: This Daring Dream is indeed possible and you are ready for it!
Consider all of the motivating resources you already have at your disposal. Which friends and family members would love to see you accomplish this? What physical resources do you already have or can easily acquire to make this happen? Acknowledge your immense wealth of knowledge, experience, and inner resources that will carry you forward and begin where you are right now. When you’re willing to brave discomfort, you’ll be amazed at what you can accomplish!
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Create a great day,