Always come back to your aim

Posted: January 12, 2015 in Leadership
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The Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman was fond of saying that the easiest person to fool is oneself. One of the main reasons for this is that we lose sight of our aim, what we’re trying to achieve. If you forget your objective, then it’s easy to become sidetracked into doing the wrong things, or at least things that don’t contribute directly to the aim. You can also get drawn off course and manipulated by others. This is why we always need to come back to our original aim by asking the following questions:

  • What was my original objective?
  • Has the situation changed?
  • If so, how?
  • Is the original aim still valid?
  • If yes, will my current plans and activities get me there?
  • If not, what do I have to do to adjust them to get back on track?

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Richard Martin is a Master Strategist and Leadership Catalyst. Richard brings his military and business leadership and management experience to bear for executives and organizations seeking to radically improve performance, grow, and thrive in the face of rapid change, harsh competition, and increasing uncertainty.

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