Have you taken the time to think about the temptations that are distracting you from your goals? In part two, we’ll discover what issues are standing in the way of organizations becoming truly successful.
There are plenty of ways that you can get distracted from your goals. Companies are just as guilty of this as are the employees. The ability to stay hyper-focused of your goals is a skill that will likely become invaluable in the future. In fact, there are several ways that this affects the company, including how productive workers are. Anna Kucirkova took a deeper look into this common issue and how lack of focus affects the moods of workers. One point that stuck out the most to me was when a company lacks direction, the employees do, too.
2. Lack of Direction
For some people, productivity stalls because of a lack of direction. A person may know what their end goal is but they have no idea how to get there.
This often happens when you think a task is difficult or when you’ve never done it before. It can also happen when you’re overwhelmed with a lot of other activities. When your brain is full of too many other thoughts, it can be a struggle to focus on the task at hand and accomplish what you need to.
How can we avoid these common pitfalls and stay focused on our goals? If you’re ready, we’ll jump in and continue exploring the rest of the temptations that are causing mayhem when it comes to your success. Here are the first three of The Six Temptations of a Successful Organization as a review from the last post:
The leaders of a successful organization are tempted to stop working on themselves.
The leaders of successful organizations are tempted to stop thinking big!
The leaders of successful organizations are tempted to stop leading from the front. Did you think about what you can put into action right away? How do you plan on staying the course and being accountable for your actions? Let’s take a look at the next temptations before we start to plan.
The leaders of successful organizations are tempted to stop developing others. The leaders greatest return is when they develop leaders around them. That’s when exponential growth happens as a leader develops other leaders. A leader is known by the value they add and by the people they associate with. Jim Rohn said, “We become the average of the five people we associate with.” It’s the Law of The Mirror – A leader attracts who they are not who they want. It’s one thing to be good at what you do but it’s even better to be good and known for who you develop.
The leaders of successful organizations are tempted to stop holding people accountable including themselves. Accountability is one of the keys to success. When a leader isn’t making sure what needs to get done, gets done… disasters begin to appear. Policies aren’t enforced, numbers aren’t achieved and then the people wonder, why do these bad things happen to us? The answer is simple, people weren’t held accountable.
The leaders of successful organizations are tempted to stop doing the basics. They stop doing the very things that got them to be seen as a successful organization. Here is a shortlist of some of the basics:
- Valuing people
- Staying with your strengths
- Continually grow
- Never get satisfied
- Follow the Golden Rule
- Live intentionally
- Focus on the sowing, not on the reaping
- Remember, today matters.
Remember The Six Temptations of a Successful Organization and be on constant watch that you and the members of your team don’t succumb to them. They’ll begin to show up one by one, like a thief in the night, and before you know it, you’re in trouble. Don’t let that happen.