One of the things i love to do with my teams is recite the words “Focus on Go”. It’s a little mantra that we print out and recite anytime we catch ourselves expending effort on things that don’t matter, or delaying action because we think we aren’t ready.
Being resilient to failure is something you have to culture, breed, inculcate. You can’t just say the words and make it come true for yourself and your team. Use “Focus On Go” to catch yourself when you are stalling, doubting, or hesitating. And MAKE SURE you look back in your retrospectives to call out that the world did not, in fact, crumble as a result of taking a leap. THAT is the bulletproof way to learn to be fearless, to learn to embrace failure.
This week, Focus On Go with your teams.