What makes a good day? I usually feel I’ve had a good day if I’ve been productive and provided value at work and in my relationships.
But it’s all too easy to get into a routine without really thinking about my life in a more meaningful way. After all, personal growth is hard and making a deliberate choice to stay self-aware isn’t easy.
Looking honestly beneath my behaviors, examining my motivations and considering my impact on other people is hard work. Inviting others to speak to those things is even harder. It is not a choice for the faint-hearted.
So why bother?
Without a personal growth plan, I am at risk of being taken out by my blindspots- those areas in my life that I don’t see clearly that can have a negative impact on how I interact with others. As a leader, identifying my blind spots becomes even more critically important, but also more difficult.