You need to change.
I need to change.
The sooner we realize this, the better off we'll both be.
I'm amazed at the people, especially leaders, who don't seem interested in examining what in them or about them needs to change. They are, unfortunately, plentiful.
I understand not wanting to examine oneself or wanting to change - it's not always pleasant. But for those who grow, it's essential.
I met a good friend of mine for breakfast this morning before work, and we spoke of leadership health and the reluctance people have to look within and see truth. Healthy leaders all do this as well as healthy organizations. Ironically enough where I'm at in reading the word today is I John 1 and it says, "If we claim to be without sin. we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us...if we claim we have not sinned we make him out to be a liar and his word has no place in our lives." (vs. 8 and 10)
The longer we dig our heels in and refuse to admit our sins, mistakes, faults, oversights, shortcomings or whatever else you want to call them...the longer we can count on a lack of real progress.