I was talking to a CEO who is a good friend of mine, and he privately shared how people in his organization create the most damage. He said:
“I can’t tell them (his team) what lies ahead in the future…because they will act on that information and drop the ball for today’s customers.”
In other words, when we hear about the future problems, we tend to quit working on the current ones. We lose sight of the projects that need to be finished today….because we start working on the ones that need to be finished tomorrow.
As we are organizing our task list, we need to make sure we finish our projects according to their priority…not based on our fear and anxiety of the future.
Thanks for listening.