Tiger Woods will be remembered as an exceptional golfer. His legacy may also be that he made a big mistake and never returned back to his greatness – time will tell. Why do you think he still remains so far from his earlier abilities? His clubs? His coach? His health issues? Everyone I ask says “it’s all in his head”. As a very rookie golfer, I am fascinated and appalled by the way my mind gets in the way of my game. I am aware that my mind also gets in the way of my success in life and business, including projects. I speak more negatively to myself through my self-talk than anyone else has ever spoken to me. So do you.
In business and organizations all over the world, we jointly agree to certain truths (that are actually lies) including:
· You must always be in control of a project to succeed
· It is possible to predict the future accurately if you’re talented
· Projects are impossible to do on time and on budget with appropriate quality because of all the jerks involved
· The politics of the organization have no place in a project
· People should do what they say they are going to do
· I can personally torture people enough to get a project done.
I’ll bet you can pick a couple of these that you believe, in fact, that you make choices based on. Now that you read them, you may be starting to notice that these ‘truths’ are preventing you from being agile, resilient and collaborative. These are the truths that we pretend to not see. To drive outcomes requires new truth. In this Reflections with the Masters Series, I want us to all have a conversation.
I am excited about the opportunity to create community virtually to drive hope, energy and joy in all aspects of your life. Together, we’ll create new truth. I’m hoping Tiger will create new truth, too.