10 Ways To “Tip The Scales” In Your Favor

ID-10095922Tip The Scales: to make something more or less likely to happen, or to make someone more or less likely to succeed 

For your own success, and the success of projects you undertake, here is some advice for tipping the scales in your favor:

1. Be at your best – mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually

2. Spend adequate time preparing

3. Bring the right people into your team

4. Objectively assess the environment you are working in and how to succeed within it

5. Clearly define the goal of your effort

6. Define the outcome you are going for, in detail

7. Create a plan and update it regularly as the project progresses

8. Don’t push forward when it is evident that a strategy is not working

9. Regroup and revise when it is called for

10. Acknowledge when you succeed or fail and debrief on the experience to inform future endeavors

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Myopic: Lack of discernment or long-range perspective in thinking or planning.

ID-10097959You have often read in this blog about the importance of living in the present moment. There’s no question that living in the present moment keeps you centered. However, that does not preclude looking long-range on a regular basis. You don’t want to be myopic – it does not serve you.

A long-range perspective increases your vision and preparedness for the future. It allows you to prepare for what may come. You can start from the present moment and look ahead at the potential results and consequences of your decisions and actions. Run any decisions or actions you are contemplating out a few years and use your critical mind and imagination to vision what your decision or action could look like at that time. Then, let your vision inform the present moment, as you move forward.

You can live in the present and, at the same time, be wise for the future. Let your vision grow and see grander vistas as you manage.


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