Knowing What to Do Is Secondary

Knowing what to do isn’t necessarily a better situation to be in. It could be a symptom that you’re too comfortable with the familiar, that you’ve organized your life around routines and relationships that don’t challenge you anymore. And if that’s the case, perhaps you’re better off seeking a situation where you don’t know what to do.

“I don’t know what to do” is a statement that deserves credit for its honesty, but it’s not an excuse for hiding.

Leadership isn’t about knowing what to do. It’s about being willing to follow your conscience even if you’re unsure about where that leads or even if you’re unclear about how to make the proper adjustments.

Sometimes you get the luxury of finding an answer, but not always. Sometimes you have to step up and create your own road map.

The most rewarding decisions often come with a responsibility to improvise.

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TK Coleman is the Education Director for Praxis. He has coached dozens of young people and top performers from all stages of life. He’s the author of hundreds of articles and is a frequent speaker on education, entrepreneurship, freedom, personal growth, and creativity. TK is a relentless learner, has been involved in numerous startups, and has professional experience ranging from the entertainment to financial services industries and academia. Above all else, TK is on a mission to help people embrace their own power and expand their own possibilities.