As leaders (with or without title), it really feels like we are on the hot seat, doesn’t it? We feel we need to be strong, perfect, included, and/or right. And that costs us time and energy. But what for? There is actually no need to be perfect or right or strong or included. Despite any evidence we may see at work or elsewhere, we are fine. We are exactly where we need to be. Now.
Can we grow? Be happier? More effective, more free? Sure. If we so choose. We just need to know our edge, look over that edge, grow past that edge, and repeat.
If we want.
In your corner,
PS: If in doubt, study a child, a pet, a plant, or an amoeba. This edge-out process is how life likes to operate, it seems.