The movie “21” (2008) delivers a couple of decision making steps which add up to an awesome success path. Of course, no success story is written and played without its necessary set-backs. Yesterday, I took a few notes for you – from “21” – find below some lessons learned:
1. Reduce the risk to fail before you even start:
Before you say “yes” to a great deal or great offer, gather as much information as you can to be convinced that this offer is made for you. A good tactic is to say “no” to let the information come to you. Pick the final info to agree and start wisely.
2. Professionals look for competence to keep their reputation alive:
Before you are allowed to join a new circle of competence you´ll be tested! Be ready at any time.
3. Play safe when time has come:
In case you risk to be “caught” during the game, at a certain dramatic point, don´t hesitate to involve other people. There´s always a way back out.
4. Know the day you´re ready to become a pro´ yourself:
If you are stuck under a glass ceiling, start playing your own game! Let go of the boss if you feel it´s time to be the boss yourself. Start your own circle of competence, give it a try. If this decision means to add a big set-back, take it! You´ll be tested again! Nothing´s for free in life.
5. After a set-back, decide about what´s more risky:
- to not apologize for a mistake and leave with nothing in your hands
- to apologize to get back into the game, if it´s the ideal tactic for a re-start
The movie 21 is a good example of how our decisions form and shape our lives, long-termly. The days get shorter and the evenings start expanding until end of December, so maybe take time to watch “21”.
BE A DECISION MAKER. BE OUTSTANDING.
rita jaskolla – Leadership Architect –