I hoped that I could overcome my natural shyness, my social ineptness, and that I would somehow inspire others to follow me because my cause was just. In truth, though, I have often reflected on my failures as a leader. They have proven to be more instructive than fleeting success, and I am beginning to wonder...why is the road so long and hard? At every turn, there is advice...leadership advice by the bucketful, yet, it is difficult to realize. As they say, perhaps, "Advice is toxic."
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Then, I realize that I am on it, that the long road is fraught with failure, that the path lies through the challenges, that all else is illusion. There was no exit sign, the truth remains as it was--a beacon of hope to which I must hearken.
One more time, let me try, let me begin again.
Update: Some people have called me and asked, "What's up?" The truth is, I am casting for a renewal of spirit, a getting in touch with the core, bedrock reasons I started out to be a CTO. By doing so, I regain power and strength, my conviction is strengthened, and I realize that the obstacles are not insurmountable. Think of it as a re-dedication, a re-commitment...an opportunity to gain a firmer grip on things.
And, while early days certainly saw glory in the work, the real excitement is that there are no shortcuts. Like when you want to help people in a school embrace technology as a part of instruction...you have to go classroom by classroom, issue by issue, and work through it, whatever "it" is. If you're not committed, then you lack the stamina to reach the finish line. I hope that makes sense and this update clarifies the goal of the post.
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