Scattered Priorities is one of the biggest hindrances in achieving success, as they say, “If you have more than 3 priorities than there are no priorities”.
It’s true not only as leaders, managers or entrepreneurs but at our personal level as well. Think about it when u have tried to accomplish too many things nothing happens.
So why do we do it? Why we set ourselves for failure aiming too many things to achieve? Here are few:
1. Our Fear of Failure or Insecurity:
To safeguard ourselves from failure we build a facade of different priorities or tasks. But imagine the fallacy of this, if you fail in your prime task or priority, is it not better to fail and try again, than to compromise? As said, “There is no reason to have Plan B because it distracts from Plan A“.
2. Lack of Self-Believe:
We do not want to commit to one thing, as we are in self-doubt. It might be because of what others think about us or past failures or lack of determination to make it happen.
3. Too many options leading to indecision:
Sometimes we get too many choices to decide and instead of taking the time to decide, we pick 2 or 3 options and start running with it.
4. Smart-A** expects as s/he can do 10 things together, so can the team or subordinates:
This is true for leaders, entrepreneurs, and managers. They think that since they can design, review business, talk sales simultaneously hence everybody should do 5 things together.
It’s a big fallacy since the leader would have reached this level of productivity in the field with almost 10+ years of experience or more. Expecting same with the team is sure recipe for failure. A team should have a coherent goal and corresponding set of tasks to be achieved. Just to keep them busy with more tasks helps to do nothing.
What else do you think leads us to scatter ourselves and setting for failure? Please share your thoughts in comments