Last week I shared that to make any change we must get hungry. But how do we do that?
Firstly, get crystal clear on what you really want by asking the question ‘what would excite me?’ This opens us up to the realm of possibility.
Most people set outcomes by asking ‘what can I achieve safely?’ and this is akin to asking ‘how can I get a new shoelace?’ when you’ve broken one. It’s boring. And how often are you still fiddling with that broken shoelace three weeks later?
Once you know what would excite you it’s time to get clear on WHY it’s a must.
If you saw a $100 bill floating down the river about to go over the Niagara Falls what would you do? You’d wish it well and watch it go over the falls.
If you saw you child floating towards the falls what would you do? Whatever it takes.
When the why is strong enough, the how will reveal itself, and any how is tolerable.
Sometimes leadership is about creating a vision and bringing people along.
To love and be loved. Isn’t that all there really is?
Almost everyone I know who has achieved greatness in something, be that business, sports, the arts, they all began their journey to escape something.
There’s a lot of talk now about hiring people for attitude rather than skills.
When we want something, we are taught to visualise that thing, to focus on that image, until we have it.
There’s almost never a completely clean run.
Sometimes wonderful things take you by surprise, they open a new door.
Have you ever moved into a new house and seen something that needed fixing and thought “I’ll get on to that soon”?
Humans are tribal.
As humans we have an insatiable desire to explain untoward events so we can get on with solutions.