To support you in learning each one of these 5 core steps, we’ll review one each week. Today, let’s review P which stands for Possibility Mindset.
Possibility Mindset. What are the possibilities INHERENT in the obstacles and challenges?
Even the most effective leaders feel the stress and destabilizing aspects of obstacles and challenges. Yet, by Pausing and Reflecting, they’re able to come back to the question, “What are the possibilities INHERENT in the obstacles and challenges?”
This shift away from reacting to the obstacles and challenges, to trusting that there are always possibilities, is a hallmark of great leaders, team members, coaches, and parents.
Think, for a minute, about the Pandemic. It’s been filled with obstacles and challenges but also filled with possibilities. From learning to work from home, appreciating family and friends, and supporting leaders who have to face difficult decisions, there are always possibilities.
Most people get fixated on the obstacle instead of stepping back and trusting that the challenge itself is filled with opportunity.
and a focus on possibilities.
Once you can make the shift to look for them,
you’ll be amazed at what you see.
As you bump up against challenges and obstacles this week, take some time to see if you can come up with 3-5 unique answers to, “What are the possibilities inherent in this challenge?”
Join us next week, when we’ll talk about the next step in the ACT with POWER framework which is O for Ownership & Transparency.