Want to Be Great By Choice? Try This Proven 1-2-3 Approach! by Kelli Porcaro

5 years ago
Want to Be Great By Choice? Try This Proven 1-2-3 Approach!

Did you know that by the time you graduate from high school, you will have taken an average of 3,952 quizzes and tests? From a very early age, you have been programmed to provide the "right" answer. It’s no wonder people are afraid to take calculated risks. In Jim Collins’ book, "Great By Choice," he talks about stepping out and starting small.

  1. Aim at the target and shoot some bullets (try something new) and see what you hit.
  2. Gain empirical evidence, make some adjustments and shoot again.
  3. Once you hear a ping (hit the target), you can make your finishing adjustments before you load your cannon ball and take your best shot to make a greater impact.

I love that this gives me permission to miss the target! To not be right. And with every missed target, I learn something, adjust and try again!

Great by Choice: Uncertainty, Chaos & Luck – Why Some Thrive Despite Them All
Great by Choice: Uncertainty, Chaos & Luck – Why Some Thrive Despite Them All $18
Based on nine years of research, buttressed by rigorous analysis and infused with engaging stories, Collins and his colleague, Morten Hansen, enumerate the principles for building a truly great enterprise in unpredictable, tumultuous and fast-moving times. This book is classic Collins: contrarian, data-driven and uplifting.

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Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
I love this, Kelli Schulte! As entrepreneurs, we learn that failure is part of the process, part of our journey toward success. Thank you for sharing this - so important for our kids, too!
Kelli Porcaro
Thanks Elisa All 30SecondMom I think I learned this from my Dad. I was never afraid to try something and fail...I always seemed to learn something from it, and then use that learning to try again. I totally agree, as parents we want to encourage our kids to think beyond right and wrong, and really engage that "what if" thinking. Certainly can't do that and be right every time! :)

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