Most of the things worth doing started with a thought that was declared impossible
This week’s topic has been about the impossible.
I’ve noticed in my clients that with the new year, comes new goals, revenue and profit drivers, and questions as to why they didn’t get that job or were offered that promotion.
Your strength as a high achiever and a high performer are these two things:
𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐦𝐨𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐞 𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐲
You’ve worked hard, put in the extra effort, are super successful, have been recognised and promoted by hitting the numbers.
𝐋𝐞𝐚𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐡𝐢𝐩 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐬 𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐲
You’ve built relationships with your team. You are happy to get stuck in and support, like the mix of hands-on to strategic, because you feel wanted and needed. You’ve hit the numbers and achieved success.
Sounds great, so what?
The push from your business to hit ambitious targets is exciting, but…
New products, new projects, yet people are leaving your organisation.
The new year brings organisational changes – who are my stakeholders and clients now?
Other people have been offered promotions.
You are still exhausted, even after the Christmas break.
Your team are weary of change. And so are you.
On the inside, it’s been easy, that you don’t want to complain, and you don’t need support.
It feels impossible, so you revert to mandating and getting stuff done yourself.
But here’s the truth.
There is a balance between a high achiever and a high performer. Many times it’s an unexpected wave coming at you and you just would like a break. Sometimes you are stuck and you have no idea what system or process you need to work on to get you to where you need – want to – be.
Here are 3 things you can do today:
- Check in with your own thinking and ask yourself who is it that is telling you something is impossible?
- Who do you have on your team that support you?
- Think about what the one thing that will help you next. It may not be one task; it could be one thing that will support the others.
Something that is impossible, means there is a world of possibilities there.
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Juliet is an award-winning executive coach, consultant, and leader. Her mission is to liberate a million dreams, one leader at a time. She is passionate about shaping futures by igniting possibilities and elevate your extraordinary.