Recently I had an interaction with someone in a business I own. Some people had pointed out some challenges and this person was freaking out a bit.
“We’ve already identified those challenges,” I said. “We’ve diagnosed the issues and we have a strategy to address them,” I continued, “Don’t panic.”
Worry is a useful emotion if it spurs you to look at something critically, to diagnose the problem, to build a solid strategy.
Beyond that it becomes wasted energy and counterproductive.
Decide comes from the Latin root to cut off from. Once you’ve diagnosed the problem and built a strategy to address it, stop worrying. Absolutely look at the results you are getting when executing and question if the strategy is working, but stop questioning the strategy theoretically before you’ve had a chance to execute it and get results.
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.
We are all a combination of our experiences of the past.
We don’t need to detach from our painful past.
The you today is different from the you a year ago.
Sometimes leadership is about creating a vision and bringing people along.