“How did you come to think you could achieve your big ideas when you have assembled a team of small minds?” – Futurist Jim Carroll
Nothing great was ever really achieved by thinking small: the results are even worse if you are surrounded by small-minded people.
Small-minded people will drag you down.
They’ll tell you it can’t be done rather than helping you figure out how to get it done.
They’ll spend every waking moment discouraging you instead of fueling you with their encouragement.
They will try to get you to cling to the past when you know the future is out there somewhere.
They’ll suggest a series of small, incremental steps when you know that big, bold leaps are required.
They’ll spend their time coming up with barriers to success rather than establishing some guardrails against failure.
They’ll tell you it’s a dumb idea rather than encourage you to find the brilliance that lay within.
They’ll try to narrow your thinking rather than challenge you to expand it.
They’ll indicate that it doesn’t need to be done right now – when you know that absolute urgency is required.
They will try to infuse you with their timidity rather than help to soak you in the courage of exploration.
Small minds will help you to achieve small results.
So why have you established such a small-minded team?