Start with success

Success is not a goal.

If it’s yours, you and your teammates are unlikely to achieve it.

I’d like to argue that “success” is a starting point, not a finishing line. An ingredient, not a destination.

Success: Trying until you reach a goal in the short/medium/long term.
Failure: Stopping that trying process prior to goal attainment.

  • If you try, then achieve the goal, that’s success.
  • If you try, then stop trying, that’s failure.
  • If you try, realize it’s unviable, change course then achieve the goal, that’s success.
  • If you try, realize it’s unviable, then stop trying, that’s failure.

How does adopting the premise that success is a starting point change the way you approach your work, as a team or on a personal level?

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