Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion.
– Muhammad Ali
I’m sure you’ve heard of “mission statements” or “values” as concepts to business and life. Completely and utterly overused too. Vague statements are what we create from those platitudes. We need to define our work we’re going after clearly, specifically, and with some ambition behind it.
If your mission statements are your how, then your values come in as a way to achieve the mission. They mutually reinforce one another. Combined, impossible is possible. Values are the clearly defined behaviors you want to see in yourself and others.
Your mission says how you intend to win, and your values demonstrate the behaviors that will get you there.
Get committed to action. What exactly are you going to do to win? Coming up with that epiphany on that topic is your responsibility. Don’t expect others to create that for you or wait for it to just appear. We make strategic creation so complex and hard. It’s simple.
Strategy is simple: choose a winning move, and then get the right practices to implement it. Repeat all over again.
Things won’t be perfect on the road to what’s possible from impossible. There will be crises that spring up. You’re a human being and remember you’re allowed to make mistakes. Just don’t ruminate on them, learn from them. You can rise up stronger than you started by learning from the mistakes you make along the way. Ultimately this will bring some ownership from you, into your work. Always assume the worst and try to learn from the worst.
Keeping this very short today. The way you go after your mission, whatever that mission is in life or work, will determine whether it actually is impossible or possible. The right attitude, a learning mindset, and the ability to learn from losses or mistakes will make possibilities much more clear.
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