Break the impasse. Reach the Summit.
Too often we set these BHAGs (“Big Hairy Audacious Goals”) but don’t create the milestones and timelines that give us a chance of achieving them. Put these 4 Ground Rules into action to make sure you reach the summit.
Today is one of those occasions when I’m not sure what this article is about … so I’m going to let you decide.
“Thankfully, perseverance is a good substitute for talent.” — Steve Martin
Is it about resolve, our ability to persevere, to vigorously pursue an idea, uncover its value to our business and set out to relentlessly apply it?
Or, is it about execution, our ability to follow proven processes to implement sustainable change in our business?
Didn’t Mom teach us to take small steps?
It was probably our moms who first taught us to break down a big task … like cleaning our room … into smaller steps, like “hang up your jacket, put your shoes in the closet,” so that we would ultimately accomplish the bigger goal.
Did we need that coaching because we hadn’t resolved to do it in the first place and mom was on to us?
Or were we so overwhelmed by the enormity of the task that we didn’t know how or where to start? (more…)