I recognize that it is counter-cultural to admit failures, setbacks, restarts, missteps, weaknesses, and needing support. Slow and steady, more often than not, is viewed as less productive. The interesting leadership lesson that should be shared more often is that most leaders have failed repeatedly. Some of the most successful physicians and attorneys failed their boards and the bar the first time. It is not an anomaly for a leader to have been fired or forced to resign. It's also clear that the story doesn't end there. All leaders were first students of their craft.
Let's normalize that change typically happens by steadily moving forward with measured, small, consistent, and intentional choices.