moments of clarity make the difference

by mch on September 22, 2008

We all make decisions – big and small – every day.   We’ve developed ways of making those decisions that largely include brainstorming, figuring out pros & cons, and selecting the best solution to our dilemma from there.  It’s all very tidy.

The thing is: that process works when you know what question to ask .  If your question is off-base, then your ensuing analysis will be useless and could distract you from accomplishing your goal or worse – it will shift your work, plans, or mysterious schemes into a different arena entirely.  No matter what your end goal is: it’s critical that you have clarity about it from the get-go.

Gaining that clarity is no easy feat; sometimes it can be accomplished by allowing yourself to focus on your intentions and goals in a quiet moment while other times it requires negotiating with scores of colleagues and partners to come to a shared agreement about where you’re headed.  In any event – your prep work here is paramount: you must know where you’re trying to go in order to get there.

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just make sense. at impossibilities
September 30, 2008 at 9:34 pm

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ana September 25, 2008 at 7:39 pm

I’m always trying to figure out what questions I should ask – but sometimes it feels like they are never the right ones.

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