Not every day is sunshine and unicorns. Leading is not always fun. You need to make tough decisions between choices that aren’t any good. That is what leaders do. If you thought it was giving commands to people to satisfy your whim, you goofed.
You are going to have good days, horrible days, and days that make you go, “meh.” Enjoy them all. It is better than the alternative.
When leading feels like a burden or drudgery to you, it is time to hand over the reins. There are enough joyless leaders. We need more happy warriors filled with gratitude for what is, optimism for what can be, and the energy and innovation to bring it about.
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