Heraclitus, the ancient Greek philosopher, famously once stated that, “The only constant in life, is change.” He could not have been more right in his dissertation.
As leaders, we must each recognize that what gets you “there” (in any future state) requires a significant change in your current state.
Nothing simply comes because you “wish it to,” unless that thing is already in motion from outside influence. This means that if you really want to achieve something, you must dedicate yourself to the changes that will allow you to fulfill that promise.
While this can sound daunting (and it should), there is in fact nothing more satisfying than achieving positive change in your life. The moment you realize you’ve crossed that Rubicon, you will quickly come to realize there is no turning back. It’s a feeling unlike anything else. It’s the feeling of freedom.
A true leader recognizes that freedom demands change. By setting lofty goals, anyone can determine their own fate.
Even if you fail in your initial attempts, you will still be bettering yourself, or even reaching smaller goals in time.
Ask yourself if this sounds appealing to you. Unless you would rather fight the positivity of change by maintaining a status quo, I think you can easily see where the real opportunity is.