We are either creating our future or waiting for it to get here. The difference between the two in today’s world is night and day.
Creators don’t lower expectations when faced with adversity. Instead, they seek solutions until they attain their desired result. Reactors, on the other hand, find reasons why the environment is keeping them from attaining a result. They wait for direction and hope for the best, expecting success will will soon arrive on its own.
Creators make a habit of being solution-minded by passionately seeking ways to excel in any situation. They know that answers aren’t always found easily so they listen and learn intently. Creators refuse to let circumstances determine their fate, while finding ways to achieve success when most others can’t.
Today’s environment is challenging. In a time like this, the decision to create our outcome is vitally important. We will succeed by listening and learning to discover what initiatives will lead to success. Those who embrace this habit now will be miles ahead when the market returns and our customers values have changed.
Understanding the goals we want to attain is always critical. The only difference in today’s world is the road to achieve them. What worked yesterday might now be irrelevant. To stay ahead of priorities it is helpful to reflect on the following:
What am I trying to accomplish?
What actions will create this outcome?
How will I measure this?
How am I doing?
What must I change?
In good markets these questions are easily overlooked as success creates itself. In a time when we must find solutions, this reflection is the difference of success and failure.
We must all be leaders and create our future by not waiting for it.