It’s so tempting to get straight to problem solving, especially since you’re certain that you’re right.
If the process is broken, let’s fix it. I know that our culture embraces the intuitive craftsman.
The process, on the other hand, appears to be for dummies. And yet, in many cases, the process is underrated. In fact, getting the workflow right is actually more urgent than the problems we have right now.
The process is your ace in the hole when your intuition stops working.
When your reliance on intuition is threatened, the process makes you nervous. Get over that. The best process leverages your intuition and gives it room to thrive.
“ Whatever your current one metric that matters may be, expect it to change. And expect that change to reveal the next piece of data you need to do something better. Be ready for change. “
One step at a time
If you want to level up, to change minds or to cause action, a consistent plan is always better than a single event.
Step by step, with enrollment.
The process is also about resilience as the ability to adapt to complex change. The workflow is about constant effort.
Many leaders subconsciously fall to an “auto-pilot” approach just to cope. When you are on auto-pilot, overcoming challenges and thriving through process fails and may cause those around you to lose hope and withdraw effort.
While luck may be more charming than effort, you don’t get to pick luck. Effort, on the other hand, is totally available, all the time. We have to work with that.
Don’t grind. Use hustle as a long-term strategy.
Grinders desperately seek opportunity. If a slot opens, they step in without hesitation for the purposing of proving their worth to others.
Use time to learn.
We learn when we push ourselves to the absolute edge of our existing skills and experience. The learning part starts when we take on a project that allows us to activate our highest potential. Learning is not comfortable. Everything we do that is worth pursuing requires tough choices.
Thanks for reading and I hope this helps.
If you have any feedback or suggestions, I would be glad to talk to you in the comments.