Life would be boring without bullies around to kick you ass! Think about it, without bullies, gnarly goals, and other pain points, we would not:
- Be lifted outside our comfort zone and grow into a different person
- See the crap that we typically avoid
- Learn from the experience
Speaking from personal experience from a recent meeting where some ass got kicked, it is a brilliant thing. It really makes you take a step back and think about how you got into the ass kicked position in the first place. But in the end, a good old ass kicking is a huge learning experience. I almost look forward to the next one!
KISS = Keep It Simple Stupid
Complex things overwhelm. Simple things are easy and build confidence.
So why not take complex things and break them down into many easy simple things?
Losing weight isn’t about one big thing. Its about a number of small things that lead to the big thing, weight loss.
You don’t replace a transmission in one big motion. You take a series of smaller steps to remove the transmission and then reinstall it.
You don’t build a successful business overnight, you build a team, design a product, create a website, and build the business one step at a time.
Thinking can add tremendous value to everything if you take the time to do it. Too many times in the past have I sat in a conference room with someone that just doesn’t take the time to think. They blurt out something that doesn’t exactly answer the question or add value to the topic at hand. While not wrong, it is just not something that helps the discussion.
Likewise, some of the smartest people I know do not give immediate answers. Following the question being asked is a pause before they say anything. The pause is not long, but you can tell by the quality of the answer that they took a moment to gather the words that increase the quality of the meeting and add tremendous value.
The next time you are in a meeting and asked a question, what are you going to do? Blurt out a reaction or take the time to think, adding value?