I so identify with this. Watch the video.
“A leader is someone who is not just willing to own the result, but the process (as well).”
It’s something that time and time again I’ve experienced and seen in the world around me. People are happy to talk the talk, but walking the walk is a whole different story.
I see this in my professional life.
I see it in my personal life.
And ‘I Am Willing’ in the sense that I’m making change that I feel I am capable of. I’m not taking on the world. I’m doing things that are important to me and that are within my reach *now*.
I don’t have the time, energy or passion to change the education system. So instead I (and my husband) own the process of unschooling my boys. We will also own and take responsibility of the results of their learning.
I own the my work. I *try* to lead in the world of software testing. In my way. In a way that I am capable and responsible for. I know that if I stop now, then my work will quickly fail and I will stop leading the way. I am happy to own the results. Of course I dream that the results will be positive, but whether or not they are, then at least I’ve tried and I will be proud of what I have done.
‘I Am Willing’ and to lead the way, in what matters in my life. I often avoid and don’t talk about all the stuff I do, normally opting for just doing stuff. One thing, one day at a time.
And what many people don’t realise, is that if they are truly interested in something, then they too can become leaders of what matters to them.