If you lead people (work, sports, parenting, volunteer, etc.), it's vital to stay self-aware of your own struggles with the standards you expect – or demand – from those you lead.
Ask yourself, "Am I modeling the behavior I want to see from the people I lead so they get mental reps of what the standard looks like? In what ways am I struggling with the same things I desperately want them to do?"
In leadership positions, especially if they come with power and authority, it's easy to lose perspective and empathy for people when they don't meet the standard. We can lose touch with the reality of their struggle because we've lost touch with ours or try to hide it.
When you are more self-aware of your struggles and what that experience feels like, you're a better leader because of it and more credible to the people you lead.
The time is now. Do the work.
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