If success really matters to you, then you won’t be content to stay where you are. There has to be growth and progress. You have to face your fears. This is what we usually mean when we talk about becoming a leader or being on a leadership journey.
But I have an issue with the word “journey” the way we use it for development. We tend to think of a journey as having a clear endpoint. So when we slap this word onto leadership, it gives the impression that there’s a final destination where you look a certain expected way, you’re fully mature, and you can always swim with the biggest fish.