Over the weekend we watched some rugby with some mates… something that now is a form of relaxation and social interaction. While watching the game, it struck me how their goal was always the same regardless of where they were on the field…. to score points and preferably a try. They would get the ball near their own line and control it in a way that meant getting over the line as shown. Had they been focused purely on how fast they could get to the other end they would have probably gone alone and been shut down. You see, as a team they had aligned goals yet focused on the process they needed to go and when they did the results worked themselves out.

When you focus purely on your outcomes you set for yourself and your team, the stepping stones to make these happen can be overlooked. The components of getting from one end of a rugby field to the other are different to the act of scoring a try… yet if all you think about is scoring the try this can lead to frustration and a thought “Why am I not scoring tries”. By focusing on the results you aren’t getting, and often things you can’t control, you limit your ability to make them happen… which is why you need to back the way you operate and trust that the results will come.

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So when you find yourself getting frustrated by focussing purely on outcomes, here are a couple of things to help get you back creating awesome results:

Top things you can follow to create awesome results

  1. Get clear on what you are working towards – whether it’s your own career, your business or that of your team… knowing what your end game is helps create alignment and you can identify things that will motivate and drive you to make it become a reality. Identify these, clearly define them and set them as the space you want as the result of your effort. Then set them in the background and as you go ensure you keep one eye on them, as you want to know that your effort is moving you towards them.
  2. Respect the steps – climbing a rocky mountain is made more challenging when you are constantly looking at the top. Having set your direction, focus on where you are placing your feet, keep looking for ways to improve your path and ensure your team are also focussed on looking at what’s at their feet. As you go check in and get an understanding of whether there are ways you all could be more efficient and get to the top of the mountain quicker, more safely and have more fun as you go. The little steps you take to keep moving you forward are what’s going to make the difference.  
  3. Back yourself – being able to trust what’s at the end of the road and focus on what’s required to get there, takes courage. It also takes a belief that you have everything you need now to make it happen. You’ve got what it takes and you have the team to make it happen… it’s now over to you to keep focussed on doing the little things well consistently. Be the leader, be the example and be the one who works with their team to ensure they have what they need to be successful… and you will be successful. 

When you are aligned with what your time, effort & money is working towards, you acknowledge the importance of the steps to create this. The feeling that comes from going through a process and achieving the targets you want, makes the process a valuable thing. Refine this process and give others the power to identify ways to be even better… will have you delivering top shelf results consistently with a team that love their space.

Do you need someone outside your space to check in with, to give you an independent perspective on where you are and how you can start moving forward now… if yes let’s chat. If no let’s chat as we love running with for business leaders. Click on the link below to set up a Strategy Check-in to see how you can get the ball rolling on your momentum. 

Have an awesome week and look forward to hearing about your wins.