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Great leaders ask scary questions because no one else will do this one thing

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Seth is famous, the rest of us are not

 

Great leaders ask scary questions because no one else will do this one thing.

No one else will ask the same scary question(s) over, and over, and over.

And over.

Why?

Because it’s human nature to think about scary questions… but only once.

And never formulate a transformational answer worthy of changing us.

Why?

Because that’s the status quo of the industrial age’s pinnacle command – do what you’re told.

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The number one scary thing about major life goals

WTH?
WTH?

The number one scary thing about major life goals? We make them without any previous experience. That’s usually not what people recommend.

In exactly two years, at age 55, I will retire from Walt Disney World. Thirty years will have been a good run.

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One Simple Tip to Avoid Waiting

Want a tip to help you resist the urge to wait? In a moment, I’ll share what happened last month, what I did about it, and how it impacted my leadership philosophy.

But it’s a double edge sword isn’t it?  If consistency is the hallmark of quality, and continuous improvement is the key to becoming world class, how do you balance risk and reward?

Faced with a opportunity to do something the way I’ve always done it, or a way I’ve been dreaming about but always chicken out, I was once again presented the opportunity, but was afraid I’d pass on it again.

But not this time.  Finally choose the way I had envisioned.

It was amazingly exhilarating!  Why?  Which is a good question because the thing I did differently, was actually very small in the big scheme of things.

Then why was it exhilarating?  Because conquering a small fear builds the confidence to conquer another small fear.

Eventually, the fears that get conquered are bigger and bigger, until we are faced with very little fear that we can’t act on.

Well, we will always come across scary things, but the confidence to confront and conquer is a priceless ROI for small risk taking habit.

The key, the simple tip – “Do at least one thing each day that scares you.”