Nov 11, 2013 - Wishing you had a clone? Do you find yourself wishing you had another "you" to keep things moving and progressing the way you envision? Are you feeling like there are not enough hours in a day to get all that you want to accomplish done? Are you frustrated by other people because their work or action are not being performed to your standards, level of passion or competency, which is causing you to feel as though you are the only one that can progress things forward effectively? Nothing is more disheartening for a high achiever than feeling limited when you are doing everything you believe that you can do. The dilemma is that as you take on more and more in order to accomplish more and more, you are actually crippling your ability to achieve the things you have set out to achieve. No one can do it all alone. Other people bring unique talents that could manifest progress beyond what you are seeing now if you open yourself to the possibilities.
Take an MM&I Moment to assess why you are craving a clone of yourself right now. List what you wish you had confidence to delegate to others that you are currently doing yourself? List what you wish you had more time to do, but you are being distracted by other things. Then list these "other things" and why they are so distracting. Now, instead of viewing your list as frustrating because you are the one responsible for getting it all done, view it as an opportunity to inspire and leverage others to positively engage with you in order to get things done. Instead of looking for a clone of you, seek the support of those who will complement you by using their talents and abilities. Identify collaborators, catalysts, cohorts, coordinators, and can-doers that could assist you as supporters and influencers for what you are trying to achieve. Engaging others in ways that they can best engage with you will be setting yourself up to replicate success instead of merely replicating you. By appreciating versus shunning the support of others, you open a world of probability from what is possible.
Synergized Quote of the Week
"The simple act of paying positive attention to people has a great deal to do with productivity." - Tom Peters
Yours in synergistic thinking,