“I am not satisfied.” This is the mantra of the leader. As a leader, you are never satisfied with the present, because in your head you can see a better future, and the friction between the “what is” and the “what could be” burns you, stirs you up, propels you forward. This is leadership.
If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.
…great men have an instinct for what the future will demand…It has always been the case that individuals must sacrifice to further the advance of civilization and their particular society. But there is another definition of a great man. Primarily that he does not accept that burden. In some way, criminal, immoral, or by sheer cunning, he will ride the crest of that wave of human progress without sacrifice.