Leadership = Accepting Failures
I've come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.
- Tony Robbins
Leadership is so intrinsically tied to having the proper viewpoint towards failure, that this point cannot be overstated.
Tony Robbins is one of the most respected leaders of our current time, and he makes no hesitation to speak about the failures and frustrations he endured to achieve his goals. Failure can almost be viewed as a "right of passage" to leadership, as I know of no leader today who cannot speak in depth about the risk they've taken and the failures they've experienced in achieving the success they enjoy today.
To be willing to risk is one thing. To be willing to accept failure is another. To be willing to accept failures as lessons needed to take you to the next level takes Leadership. It requires that you not simply adopt a new way of thinking, but that you accept that thinking as part of your life. It's also means having "pig-headed determination". Being willing to stay the course, make the adjustments, accept the risk, and strive for excellence because you know the vision set in your path will bring benefits to everyone around you. That is the essence of Leadership. That is the goal you've been striving for. With renewed zeal, pursue it.