As leaders, we sometimes feel like we have to do it all. At some point during our leadership journey, we realize it’s impossible and that the pursuit is wearing us down.
When we realize that we can’t do it all, we must each ask ourselves:
What is mine to do? How am I called to lead? Where will I focus? What matters most to me, and where do I most want to invest my time and energy?
Think about where you are on your leadership journey. Are you trying to do it all? Are you striving to be all things to all people?
Read more about this topic by revisiting one of our most popular blog posts: You Can Have It All. If you’ve ever tried to do it all and cursed yourself for not being able to live up to the ridiculously high expectations you set for yourself, that post is for you!
There’s a lot of talk in our culture about doing it all and having it all. I remind myself often that “The secret to having it all is knowing you already do.” I strive to live a life of gratitude, being thankful for where I am RIGHT NOW and what I’m learning. This leadership journey I’m on has many twists and turns and ups and downs, but it is my journey, and for that I am grateful.