“It’s easy to fail when you are weak, but it’s the best time to learn to be strong!” – Futurist Jim Carroll
I had a miserable 9 holes yesterday. Pretty hopeless stuff. The thought ran through my mind on the 7th hole when I had some issues with the liquid fairway on 7, which I have not had issues with for a long time. It was frustrating. I was miserable by the time I was walking down the 8th fairway, and proceeded to duff yet another shot.
By this time in the game, my mindset was pretty bad: I was consumed with how bad my round was; I could only think about the bad shots, and not the minor miracles that helped me to recover a bit.
The quote came naturally at that point. When things are tough, it’s really easy to continue with the behaviour or actions that got you there. It takes a LOT of work when you are in that weakened state to come back.
Right now, I’ve got a bit of a mental block with my game, newly installed! I’ll have to go out tomorrow (today is a rain day) and do an upgrade!
Companies need to think the same way. There is so much disruption and change occurring, and legacy companies often do not have the structural strength to deal with the challenges that are presented. They need to focus on putting in place a culture that gives them strength, resilience, and reinforced learning. It’s not easy, but its pretty darned critical!
Don’t let your weaknesses define you – let your strength shine through!