The foundation for great leadership is Self Mastery. Before we can lead others, we must be able to lead ourselves. If you look out across the trends for 2020 in leadership you will see traits like:· Self Motivation· Prioritization/Time Management· Flexibility & Adaptability· Self Compassion· Vulnerability· Honesty· Curiosity· Growth/Mastery Mindset· Creativity· Embrace & Celebrate ChangeThere are a host of others. I think you can get the gist of how important knowing oneself is for great leadership. Like any professional at the top of their game, leadership requires energy, focus, and the right mindset to perform. This is true for all levels of leadership – Self, People, Teams, Leaders, & A Business. How do you get the right level of energy, focus, and frame of mind?You choose it. It is that simple and that hard. In order to choose it, you have to break down barriers to success. Especially, inner critics! They take the form of interpretations, assumptions, limiting beliefs and that voice that tells you to stay small. Start small, give yourself permission to learn from what didn’t work, attempt again smarter until you find what works. Don’t quit!How do you break through barriers to success?