Does the success of any business or entrepreneurial adventure depend upon workplace streaks? What matters more, the one and done, or the approach applied often across time?
The chatter is often about habits. Break a bad habit, revise a mediocre habit, or build new habits.
Habits are often connected with persistence. A person’s knowledge, skills, and abilities put to use across time.
Luck happens. A lucky break, an unlucky situation, or sometimes people believe that their luck has run out.
Each day people enter their workplace. A plush office, a hard concrete plant floor, or a makeshift desk on your kitchen island.
Regardless of where you go, or where you stay, whether it is indoors or outdoors, in your home or across town, you likely operate from a pattern of repetitive tasks.
Some professions are more mixed than others. Some people base their day on tactical approaches to addressing the next emergency. Others analyze and crunch data, plan the next strategy, or test their theory of something new.
All of it is based on patterns. Patterns of behavior or ways of doing things.
Repetitively, over and over again.
In sports people often look to identify streaks. Three wins in a row, or two consecutive championships.
Success in the workplace often develops from streaks. The process of applying behaviors, habits, or ways of doing things.
Workplace streaks are often not about perfection as much as they are about the pursuit. Consistent persistence. The American folktale tale of The Little Engine That Could applies even in the grown-up world.
The bigger picture across time.
In a single day, it may be hard to see change. Efforts that you’ll apply during the next year may clearly show results.
You can’t do a few pushups once a month and expect a significant change in your health or fitness. Pushups done each day for six months will make a difference.
Get on a streak. Keep it moving every day.
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.