I love strategy because it’s all about improving our situation, figuring out how to to get from where we are to a better place. In my work I help executives innovate and design the game plans that help their organizations grow and improve. The same can be applied to one’s position in life.

When there is a lot to consider, so much going on, it can be easy to settle for a stable situation. Sometimes that feels like an improvement! But, don’t take your eyes off the horizon. I love to ask, what can we make out of our current situation? What does a dramatic improvement over today look like?

As you think about the week ahead, here are three questions to consider:

  1. Is there something really small I can do that will result in a qualitative improvement in my experience?
  2. Is there an action I can take that will change what is possible for the better?
  3. What could I do that would take things to another level, producing an amazing outcome this week?

“The arrogance of success is to think that what you did yesterday will be sufficient for tomorrow.”
– William Pollard