New products. New events. New experiences. New staff. New corporate culture. New organizational chart. New reporting structure. New service. New campus. Start with the end in mind. So many of us as leaders start by looking at what is directly in front of us. The big barriers for getting to phase 2, or the hard work of launching, The sweat and strain and long hours and frustration that go along with getting the flywheel started can many times leave us empty, disappointed, and unmotivated.
The newness wears off fast, so make sure you have a clear sense of where you are going long-term, before bowing out in the short term.