If you’re a leader, you feel tension.
Part of the tension you feel is your dissatisfaction with the status quo; you’re not fully satisfied with the way things are. After reading a book, coming back from a conference, meeting with other leaders or simply landing on a new idea, you want to change things.
I’ve been there many times as a leader. In fact, sometimes I think I live there. That tension fuels the drive to create, the drive to dream, and the drive to change. I am relentlessly dissatisfied with the status quo. I want to trade in what is for what could be pretty much every day.
I realize some of that may be unhealthy, but ultimately that tension is what actually drives all change.
The problem is, most people don’t feel your tension. They are mostly satisfied with the way things are. Part of what attracted them to whatever you are leading are the changes you made yesterday, not the changes you want to make today. They cannot see what you see until you make them discontent enough to see it.
If you work at it, they can start to feel the tension you feel. In fact, if you are ever going to be successful at driving effective change, you need to become successful at transfering tension.
If you can solve that, you can solve so much more.
What if you made it this week to transfer some tension?
What if this week you shared your vision of what could be with someone who can help you change your world?
If that tension ultimately gets shared by dozens, hundreds, or thousands or people, you might have a revolution on your hands.
And that may be exactly what everyone needs.