Growth is messy. Yes, I said it. However, many leadership books tell you what to do and who you’re supposed to be. The principles are clear, but idealistic. The process of becoming the ‘ideal’ leader is not pretty.
In an attempt to grow, you have to confront your background. You’ve probably been raised in a certain way and the system that raised you perhaps left out some vital success elements. Your desire to grow usually requires a change in taste and behavior, which could be difficult. The comfort zone has a powerful grip that’s not change-friendly.
Growth requires that we ask ourselves hard questions and make some tough choices. It can get really messy. The good news is: the benefits outweigh the dirty work. The seed that goes through messy soil eventually grows into a plant with good fruits. That’s the joy!