Without a doubt, we all face challenges. Some difficulties push us toward higher goals. Others beat us up and leave us breathless in a corner of the ring. Whether we feel we are winning or losing, all challenges have this in common - stress. Stress because what we used to know no longer works. Stress because what we feel like doing is the opposite of what our minds are screaming for us to do. Stress because we fear what others might think, or even how we feel about ourselves.
— 8 Paradoxes of Leadership Agility: How to Lead and Inspire in the Real World
by Chuen Chuen Yeo