— Wayne Gretzky
Most game-changing growth efforts involve complex and ambitious ventures that can’t be mapped out in advance. Put another way, they involve risk – risk in execution, risk in outcome. That makes many people uncomfortable. And as the saying goes, if you’re comfortable, you’re not growing.
To create a step-level change in our business or personal growth, we need to trade in certainty of how we are going to accomplish something for confidence in our experience, our skill and our good judgment to be able to course correct along the way until we get there. We have to know where the goal is, and we have to know our next move. And then we have to play the game and make sure we are ready to take the shot.