The ability to make and achieve stretch commitments is what changes the game. It is a key component of what distinguishes extraordinary leaders from good leaders.
Leadership is a bit like a public performance. No matter how well prepared you are, it does not always go your way. The question is how do we deal with those inevitable occasions?
Most of us have had the experience of someone believing in us more than we believed in ourselves at the time. Paying it forward frees you up to create a great team and provide the game-changing leadership that your stakeholders expect.