Or is it a reality? Sharing confidence may actually be your competitive advantage. Are you seizing that opportunity?
What you focus on is what you get. If you don’t have focus, you are focusing on nothing. What will you get? Nothing.
Spend your energy on rumors and gossip, and you’ll have more. Spend it on production, efficiency, and providing stellar services, and you’ll be making better strides.
Does confidence play a role on what you get next?
Doubts or Confidence?
When you launch the new marketing campaign, some people will have doubts.
Build something new for the customer and some people may wonder if it will hold up under pressure or last long enough to be a great value.
Someone might suggest that it can’t be done. The change is too big, too wide, and not focused enough. Someone may suggest it is ridiculous.
Savvy organizations pursue it with passion. They set up metrics, measurements, and plot it all on a timeline with specific milestones. Do they get the work done? Have they accomplished the task? Is the strategy appropriate and are the tactics effective?
The hard part really isn’t in the planning. The plan is just that, a plan. A plan brings things to life. Brick by brick or drop by drop. The build occurs or the bucket fills.
What is the hard part?
The hard part is often inspiring the confidence to get started.
Dreaming is pretty easy, at least when compared with fulfilling the dream.
Confidence is a competitive advantage. Less time is wasted on doubts and fears and more time spent on bringing the plan to fruition.
A lack of confidence stalls projects. It may even cause them to stop, or worse, never get started.
Organizations that build confidence within the employee teams have an advantage.
While everyone else is doing the easy part, teams with confidence are focused.
Don’t waste time sharing things that are project stoppers.
Do the hard part.
Illustrate confidence and then share it.
Dreams do become reality.
Dennis E. Gilbert is a business consultant, speaker (CSPTM), and culture expert. He is a five-time author and the founder of Appreciative Strategies, LLC. His business focuses on positive human performance improvement solutions through Appreciative Strategies®. Reach him through his website at Dennis-Gilbert.com or by calling +1 646.546.5553.