Choose your destination
It is critical to any successful journey that we choose a destination that is compelling, clear and helps to guide our choices along the way. Leadership is no different. Selecting our definition of success helps us ensure that the choices we make are helping us achieve our goals.
Getting very clear about what we think great looks like for us, helps our brain begin to focus on steps that can help us move in the right direction, and lays the foundation for us to build habits and patterns that actually help us achieve the success we decided on.
What’s important is that defining success helps us make choices, rather than just follow impulses. Our choice, if we defined success as a fully engaged team, might be to talk through the situation with them, and get their thoughts on what they want to do differently next time. That kind of shift might be challenging for us, but creating that definition of success helps us understand why it’s important.