What’s between the back foot, and the front foot?

You may have witnessed these traits in folks along your travels in business:

When they’re on the front-foot – succeeding, well-regarded, ahead-of-the-game – they’re to be credited and revered for their self-made success.

When they’re on the back-foot – embarrassed, stuck, stressed, “under the gun” – it’s your fault it didn’t work, or the government’s, or the supplier’s.

What’s in the middle?

Balance.

When we’re balanced – whether succeeding or stuck, winning or losing, among calm or chaos – we’re respectful of both ourselves and those around us, operating with sound mind and good judgement.

Lady Fortune spins the wheel, projects succeed and fail, and we get to choose whether to swing from front-foot to back-foot, or whether we’ll model something different, something better.