“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...
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