What is your greatest professional constraint these days?
Is there an obstacle, restriction or impediment holding you back from moving forward, professionally? Or, on any given day, are there a bunch of incidents, scenarios and tactical issues which seem to add up throughout the day. To eventually overwhelm your professional delivery? Again.
If so, then join the club. Yes, it is tempting to commiserate about what you feel stands in your way, professionally. Yet, ultimately that activity expends a lot of mental energy, doesn’t it? Which just may be why you feel so exhausted.
Consider that all the stuff you allow to occupy space inside your head is your greatest professional constraint. Is it possible that you are holding yourself back from moving forward? One millimeter at a time.
My One Millimeter Mindset Professional Innovation coaching program creates a 10-week learning program, with syllabus, homework and virtual Zoom sessions. Get to where you really need to go with clarity of professional context and confidence. Contact me here to find out whether this program is a good fit for your professional needs.
Moving one millimeter beyond your greatest professional constraint involves naming the one strategic, tactical and mindset barrier standing in your way.
So, go ahead. First, name one – just one – strategic constraint you feel stands in your way of moving one millimeter forward to get to where you really need to go. Next, identify one tactical constraint and then finish up with naming one mindset constraint.
Now, let’s take a deeper look at the constraints you identified.
- Are these interrelated constraints? If so, what do these constraints share as their common denominator?
- How would you prioritize these strategic, tactical and mindset constraints? If you look for a domino effect, which single constraint governs what happens for the other two constraints?
- Then, who is the individual responsible for impacting how you perform in relation to each of these constraints? Someone else? Or you, yourself?
- Finally, what outcomes result when you pivot one millimeter. By now, you know your triggers. Instead of reacting, why not be proactive and anticipatory of these constraints? So that these constraints are no longer barriers, but simply pivots and detours. So you get to where you really need to go.
Professional constraints are not always negatives. Especially if you avoid going down a mindset rabbit hole every time you encounter what you are habituated to perceive as an impediment.
Constraints help identify not only potential roadblocks but also areas where alternative pathways provide better outcomes. You just may have the perfect opportunity to liberate yourself from remaining stuck inside Yesterday’s mindset, biases and behaviors. So you can get to where you really need to go: Today, Tomorrow and moving Forward. What constraints did you identify?
Then, take the next one millimeter step forward. What does your professional trajectory look like, now that you no longer hold yourself back? Time to develop a new professional roadmap? Contact me to schedule a 15-minute complementary Zoom call to get started. Together. One millimeter at a time.
My One Millimeter Mindset™ virtual and in-person keynotes, workshops, coaching and mastermind programs translate across strategic communication and collaboration disconnects between people and professional disciplines. Build trust. Retain employees and clients. Optimize strategic business and human capital value in your organizations. Get everyone to where they need to go. Together. One millimeter at a time. My playbook of communication tools and methods, Do YOU Mean Business? is available on Amazon.com. Image source: Adobe Stock.