Saturday, March 26, 2016

If you don’t know how, know who

But I have no idea what I’m doing. 

That’s the biggest barrier in launching any new project. Lack of competence. Absence of ability. Just imagine how many thousands of ideas and businesses and dreams went unrealized because of that statement. 

The reality is, though, if you don’t know what you’re doing, that’s okay. As long as you focus on knowing who you are, you’ll be fine. That’s the priority. Identity before activity. Whom before how. And you trust that everything else will flow outward from there. 

Peters once wrote a magazine article confessing that he had no idea what he was doing when he wrote the most popular management book of all time. But he knew exactly who he was. A naïve, creative, curious, provocative truth seeker who loved to read and travel and talk to smart people. And that identity fueled the activity that changed the face of business forever. Twenty years later, he called that book a punctuation point that signaled the end of one era and the beginning of another. 

The lesson is, if you don’t know how, know who. Once you give yourself permission to do that, once you make identity ground zero for your dreams, anything you do will be an honest extension of who you are. The world will stand up and take notice. 

And the satisfaction and fulfillment you’ll feel as a result will be so profound, that you’ll forget all about the fact that you have no idea what you’re doing.

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