We often compare today’s performance relative to yesterdays.
It’s a bit better, or a bit worse… and that’s OK.
But the problem, the huge problem, with this is that when we tolerate slightly worse on a daily basis, we ultimately lower our expectations and slide into mediocrity.
The alternative is to get crystal clear on the standard that is required and to hold ourselves, and our colleagues, to this.
Performance increases with higher expectations.
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.
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.