Ever been that situation where you just knew you were right, until it was confirmed that you were wrong?
Getting beyond that, it appears there is the desire to be sought after as being wise knowing the way and giving the best solution. So we give long winding and passionate arguments about thing we haven’t looked at closely. This is a human tendency to save face, protect our reputation and such.
To be in the position to take big decisions, one must have taken the small ones correctly. We cannot skip the small ones, and then expect to be invited to the table to take the big decisions. Put in the effort, build the skill and be remembered forever.
You have to start the car before you decide what speed to take on the highway. You must have decided correctly on what type of copier paper to buy, before you are invited to decide where the new offices would be opened. In summary, you should work on building a good track record. Learning a thing well enough to give a good opinion.
A well guided and sound opinion. This is what moves enterprise forward, and this is what guides enterprise to the next level.
“I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.” – Muhammad Ali
Or would you advise a freshly minted surgeon for open heart bypass surgery on the president of the United States?
But I’m sure you get my point.