I chatted with a founder recently about personal growth and about great founders constantly leveling up as their company grows. He asked a good question: how do I recognize personal growth opportunities?
It’s simple for me—I’ve got one when I’m faced with an important task or challenge that I really don’t want to do. I’ve generally got a list of various things that I need to get done. The one that makes me cringe or that I dread doing is the one that’s likely to lead to personal growth. It’s not 100%, but it happens more often than not when I get that feeling.
I’ve learned to lean into the things I dread with the hope that I’ll grow from them.