Surprised by Success
It’s important to celebrate a win. It’s just as important to know why a win occurred. Sometimes success can seem rare because we are surprised at what success looks like. Success is something that we spend a lot of time thinking about before we actually get to see it in reality. It’s a little like reading a book and imagining a character only to be disappointed at how that character looks in the movie version because it didn’t match our imagination. We must be careful to allow success to be what it is, even if it surprises us. Great teams recognize that a successful reality is better than their imagination for reasons they cannot imagine.