I am sure you thought about why some decisions are simple to take for you while others occur to rather be hard choices?
Your decisions are simple when:
- you easily get information and feedback about the consequences
- when concerned people get involved and when they give you their feedback whether it´s OK or not
- when there is no tough risk, because the decision result runs in a familiar system
- when you decide for something which is connected to a “well running system” or to a group of people you know (well)
- when you can potentially measure the result upfront due to past experiences
….. but what when you try THE IMPOSSIBLE? What if you decide to try something impossible? And what is “impossible”?
Okay, here´s the approach:
- you don´t know how to walk on and what do to next
- you never heard or spoke to a person who reached the impossible (goal)
- there is no running system for the goal which “you can use” to try the impossible
- it seems to be risky to try and to maybe not reach it (loss effect)
If you agree to what I listed above then you might understand what “trying the impossible” means:
- you try on your own account (without a running system!)
- it´s hard to start an effectiveness-planning (no available data at all!)
- you don´t know the flaws (weak points): it´s up to your mental ability and stability (!)
- no way to do a risk-analysis before starting
- you have no method to measure and control your approach
Maybe read the above listed 5 points again!
Do you understand now why some things seem to be impossible to reach? Our brain compares. Quite always, by nature. Hint: we can train our brain to stop comparing us to others.
When we start something impossible we cannot compare anything with or to it! Everything else which is reachable is not comparable to the impossbile.
Why? It´s the different starting positions!
And NOW you might understand – in case you didn´t yet – why looking down from a META perspective (like a bird sitting on a low branch of a tree looking down to what happens) is such a worthful mindset, you need to use as a decider of the impossible!
One thing is positive of course: the moment we can´t compare our try to reach the impossible with the simple decisions from a running system, we seem to tend to stay motivated! Did you ever notice this reaction on yourself? Feel free to leave a comment….
BE A DECISION MAKER. BECOME OUTSTANDING.
rita jaskolla – Leadership Architect –