Growth is essential to any form of leadership.
But sometimes it can hurt like hell.
I remember waking up in the middle of the night as a young kid, feeling agonizing pain in my knees and elbows. My mom said they're just "growing pains".
I believe we all experience growing pains as leaders.
We should constantly be trying new things, stepping out of our comfort zones, and taking huge risks. Sometimes it means having to be confrontational. Maybe it's learning how to speak in public. Other times it's just learning how to mundane tasks with diligence and excellence.
My encouragement for you is DO whatever makes you uncomfortable. And do it a lot.
Yes, it will hurt. But you will get better. You will learn. You will grow.
Believe me, it's worth it.