When you’re changing, vanity and ego are some of the fastest ways to lose focus. Your WHY shouldn’t be a shopping list. There’s nothing wrong with achieving just one thing - as long as it’s the right thing.
Where do we draw the line with lying? We accept it from both magicians and politicians. Yet we applaud it from the first, and despise it from the latter. What standard do you hold yourself to as a change leader?
If given the choice - would you prefer a cone of hipster gelato, or a 10km run? I suspect most of you would choose the cone. Yet, as Change leaders we expect to catalyse short term pain for long term gain. So, if you chose the cone, then you’re perfectly capable of empathising with those you’re looking to change. Do so.
The unexpected is scary because it’s unknown. But finding $100 on the road is ‘made my day’ unexpected. As a change leader, often your job is to plant that $100 there for someone else to find (and hence talk about…)