The Hard Truth About Tough Decisions

“Wanting everyone to be happy and making tough decisions were incompatible tasks.”

 - John Maxwell

I (Cindy) remember reading this quote early in my leadership journey and realizing there’s my problem!  I was attempting to keep people happy while making tough decisions... and it wasn’t working out so well. Family, work, friends...everywhere!  I wanted everyone to be happy yet life offered an unending barrage of tough decisions.  Since I made tough decisions with this mindset, I was in constant turmoil.   That simple quote reminded me everyone is responsible for their own happiness and my job was to continue making tough decisions with everyone's best interest at heart.  That worked for me because it values everyone!  

Consider when a mindset shift may be helpful for you in this area. It may just make the difference for you and your leadership like it did for me! If it wasn't for ongoing growth, I would still be miserable trying to keep everyone happy while I lead myself and others.  I certainly want everyone to be happy but that is up to them.

Making the tough decisions of leadership can bring with it the pain of responsibility but as long as we continue making decisions with the best interest of our people at heart, we all win. Building your leadership skills and growing both personally and professionally is the best decision you can make as a leader.  If you would like to make those hard decisions without dread or guilt involved all you need to do is grow.  Join one of our complimentary or other courses today and make a bigger impact on those you lead.  We are here to support you on your journey! 


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