Fulfilling on a possibility is simple. I did not say it was easy. What is easy is to do is doing what we usually do (even though we may not think it is easy). The engine that drives possibility is commitment. Setting a timeline that is predictable isn’t it. Besides, you don’t ever know how something will go unless you say so. Committing to what you don’t know how to deliver is a start. Having a due date and time keeps you on track.
Bottom line—we never know what it takes to fulfill on any commitment. We only know if we have done it before. That’s history, not possibility. The job of a leader is to create possibility for the team. We will figure out the actions to take together. The only failure is to play small. As a salesperson might say, “I left money on the table.”
The question to answer is “what’s the greatest outcome I can create for our next effort”? It really is looking as if I have a magic wand and could have whatever I can imagine. Who says we can’t? I am personally exhausted by thinking the self-imposed limitations we place on the team are real. We are so afraid to make a mistake that “looking good” runs our lives.
Aim high and really make something happen when we commit to that thing that we don’t know how to do, YET.
If you can think it, you can do it. Only if you fully (no kidding) commit. A little tip; enroll others in the possibility such that the whole team commits. Don’t leave any money on the table.