The smile on the face and the leaping joy in the heart of a mother who sees her just born child is irreplaceable with the reality of the pain she experienced just moments before.
As a mother makes the transition from groaning in pain to basking in joy at the sight of her born child, so every leader ought to consistently make the transition from tiring work moments to reestablish an internal conversation of why what they do matters.
It is great to keep ticking off to-do lists and achieving milestones, but don’t lose yourself in that pursuit.
While you may be excellent at holding conversions between team members and staff, make effort also to hold internal conversations with yourself.
As a leader, you are the rudder of your ship. Learn to stay the course by frequently realigning yourself with your purpose, your vision, your goals and your intended legacy.