As humans we have an insatiable desire to explain untoward events so we can get on with solutions.
We leap to conclusions because we don’t like being uncertain.
Sales are down because of X.
The patient got an infection because of Y.
But there’s a huge problem with this. X and Y are often stories that we use to explain the facts. So, we end up solving for the symptom and not the cause.
To get the correct answer almost always requires more facts.
Sales being down are a fact. There is a lot of data behind this fact to accurately diagnose why.
Don’t solve stories, solve facts.
Or else you’ll be solving a different story next month when this ‘solution’ fails.
“Fortune favours the bold.”
“Look before you leap.”
So, which one is it???
We all make them.
The thought of hard decisions is often worse than the consequences.
Some people bring magic into your life.
I’m in my office at the moment. This morning I’ve planned next week, had multiple meetings and worked on some strategic moves for my business.
I used to be all about winning at everything I was involved with.
Many ‘entrepreneurs’ I meet just want to be the ‘big ideas’ person. They’re not interested in the little stuff.
In life people always talk about getting ‘ahead of the curve.’
Something had to get out of the way for everything good that is in your life.
We worry about things that might not work out.