Create Your Fantasty

Although It’s common practice in our world today to deny reality, we can probably all agree that it is not a good thing to do. Except when it is…

Those of us living in a false reality came to that place by adopting the habit of blaming others for things we do that don’t turn out well. Before you know it, one blame is layered on another until your grasp on actual reality weakens further. As you move farther and farther away from actual reality, your decisions become worse and worse…after all they aren’t based on what’s really going on.

And then a funny thing happens. you become more and more confident of the rightness of your decisions the less and less factually based they become.

Naturally it follows that a leader or manager or even an entry level worker, basing decisions on the inaccurate information of their false reality leads to bad results.

But there is an exception. If you’re an entrepreneur launching a new company or a CEO guiding a global organization, it’s up to you to create a new vision, a new reality.

To be a successful “change the world” leader you can’t settle for the reality around you, you need to create a vision that describes reality as you’d like it to be. You need to fantasize about that new world and actually deny the reality of anything that stands in the way of creating it.

And here is where blame comes in again. You have to blame others for what holds you back. It’s their fault, not yours. It can’t be your fault because you have no room to doubt your skill and how all you do is in service to achieving your vision.

To be a successful “change the world” leader, you need to paint the picture of your vision in ways that bring those around you into the fantasy you’re building. You need to be able to describe your delusion so well that others come to believe in it as strongly as you do. You need to develop in others such strength of belief in your vision that they line up to work for you, can’t wait to fund you, give you deposits on products that are still just a vision in your mind.

And if you have the strength of will, great persistence, unending energy, and the ability to sell your vision to others…reality will shift. Your “fantasy” will stand before you, driving or flying off with a new customer inside.

You just might become the next Elon Musk or Richard Branson.

 

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  1. Rick Simmons August 15, 2017 at 10:05 am · · Reply

    This comes to mind Steve:

    God grant me the serenity
    to accept the things I cannot change;
    courage to change the things I can;
    and wisdom to know the difference.

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