There are times for stasis and times for growth. When it is time to expand it’s important to know where to focus your efforts. Look at the boundaries that define your reality today and push through them.
The world’s human population is almost 8 billion. That’s 8,000,000,000 people. As you set larger and larger goals look at how many lives you’re improving as a measure of impact on the world. You will always be able to do more.
An ambitious vision and goal can be energizing, but life is made up of small wins. The journey will be much more enjoyable when you take moments to appreciate and celebrate your micro-successes. This heuristic works for both individuals and teams.
Part of the value behind a clearly communicated vision is achieving goal alignment. When everyone (those who stay) knows what the end state is they are more motivated and better able to contribute. The importance of clear communication increases as team size increases.
Want the quickest path to success? Figure out how to help others succeed. Begin by understanding that success is subjective and a matter of perspective.
Motivations drives action and actions speak louder than words. Thus observing patterns in behavior is a reliable way to study how people define success. A complimentary method, if appropriate, is to ask.