Hear any good questions lately? You realize that we most frequently respond only to those questions that we believe we have a comfortable and plausible solution to. It’s amazing to observe the number of people that inadvertently look downward around a conference room table when a difficult, but critical question is asked. By looking down, people hope that reality is diverted. This is the failing of many organizations.
The challenge here is to look straight ahead with a decisive calm and an open growth mindset to begin right there to work toward a solution. Developing that decisive calm take practice.
In the book, The Obstacle is the Way, Ryan Holiday offers this quote: “Focus on the moment, not the monsters that may or may not be up ahead. You know what’s better than building things up in your imagination? Building things up in real life.”