you trust, respect and like them and
they don’t have an axe to grind, an agenda, a vested interest or an ego that clashes with yours
then the intake of fresh air makes the head dizzy for a moment before the common sense of what they are saying sinks in. And what are they saying?
You need to create space
You need to do fewer things
You need to eliminate tolerations
You need to move from 10 (full-speed ahead) to 2 (dead slow)
You need to avoid repeating the mistakes of history – don’t solve problems the way you always have done.
All rather scary – but I would rather hear that from this group than any other.
All successes are the same. All failures too. We succeed when we do something remarkable. We fail when we give up too soon. We succeed when we are the best in the world at what we do. We fail when we get distracted by tasks we don’t have the guts to quit.
So I’m going to become the best in the world at what I do. And I’m going to quit the tasks that I haven’t had the guts to quit. Watch me.