Tuesday February 3, 2015 #699
“Follow effective action with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action.”
A standard and important practice in business and in our personal life is to follow a failure with reflection, seeking to understand the cause of the failure and planning to do better in the future. However, an even more effective practice which is rarely done is to reflect on what caused a success. Instead, we tend to move on quickly from success without much thought other than, “I sure did great!” It is actually far more powerful to learn from success. Just as it is rarely fully about you when you fail, it is almost never fully about you when you succeed. There are many factors that lead to a particular result and the more we can seek to understand these factors, the more likely we can improve our performance in the future.