Kerri knows exactly what she wants in her “some day” husband. He’s her intellectual peer, has common interests, and is hot – like her. She’s got big plans for her large hypothetical family.
She’s convinced Mr. Right is right around the corner. She only looks up when he matches the picture on her vision board. She doesn’t date much.
“We all have possibilities we don’t know about. We can do things we don’t even dream we can do.”~ Dale Carnegie
The Danger of Knowing Exactly What You Want
Beware of the downsides of your know-it-all pursuit. Laser-like focus burns past peripheral opportunities. Strategically built networks exclude the “weirdos” you need.
“Tenacity is using new data to make new decisions to find new pathways to find new ways to achieve a goal when the old ways didn’t work.”~ Seth Godin
Dogged pursuit of exactly what you want scares those who’ve got relevant guidance. Pushing too hard, pushes away possibilities:
- In pursuit of promotion, you miss your calling
- You make the deadline, but miss the mistake
- You hustle past the guy you need to know
- You love your suppliers, so stop hearing pitches
- You’re too busy to take on the special project
Hustle With Possibility
Think big, set goals, make plans and then…
- Pause for rest and reflection
- Hang out with unusual suspects
- Read on unrelated topics
- Make lateral moves
- Notice what brings you joy
- Listen to your team