It’s commonly said that a leader is best to give their team the leadership they need, rather than the leadership they want.
In other words…
The leader needs to be somewhat demanding at times. Otherwise, the team is inclined to be too comfortable and perform below its potential.
It follows, therefore…
That if you work for yourself; are your own boss; or even just have a great deal of autonomy…
You also need to give yourself the leadership you need, rather than the leadership you want.
You are your own leader after all. No one else is.
If you want to perform at your best, how demanding of yourself do you need to be?
And how do you make sure that happens?
One way is to get some help and make yourself accountable to someone else.