Start looking, and you’ll see misaligned choices in your environment. Organizations want something done but don’t dedicate resources toward it. Managers want teamwork but don’t screen candidates appropriately. People who claim to want quality products purchase the lowest sticker price solution. Families want to get out of debt but don’t put in the effort. Little decisions can undermine big goals. If it’s truly important, ensure alignment across Purpose, Method and End State.
“I decided to stop messing around in life early. I knew what I wanted to do and I did it. I think there’s a lot to be said for giving up some things for others that are more valuable. Sometimes I will go on location with guys who just want to party. That’s not me. I am always focusing on what I need to do next.” –Chris Burkard