John Addison: 5 Tips to Create Your Best Future
you and your position are not what is at stake here. We are all temporary. There are no irreplaceable people. Your allegiance is to the team you’re part of and to the people and challenges that will follow you. Your job is to leave things better than you found them.
Do what’s necessary to perform today but always look toward the horizon.
necessary to perform today but always look toward the horizon. You might
not always be doing what’s popular now, but use your best judgment to
ensure your choices today will place the team in a much better place
down the road.
struggle with wondering whether I’ve made the right decision. You have
to look inside yourself, recognize you are an imperfect person who sometimes will make mistakes, but your heart is in the right place.
sound, living with the results is easier. And the more decisions you
make, the more opportunities you will have to make the right ones.
- Gather your facts, balance short-term gains with long-term growth and make a call. Then live with the results.
- Not making a decision is in itself a decision.
- You will never know all of the facts.
- If you are a quick decision-maker, slow down
by surrounding yourself with people who are more methodical and need
more data. On the other hand, if you’re one of those people who always
want more data before making a decision, then surround yourself with
people who will push you to decide more quickly.
- Most decisions are not set in stone; they can be reversed over time.
You make them with the best knowledge you have at the time, so keep
learning and keep evolving.