How 'Realism' Can Distract Us From Our Truth
“The real world isn’t a place – it’s an excuse. It’s a justification for not trying.” (Rework, Jason Fried & David Heinenmeier Hansson)
What's your role?
Is it to keep your team "grounded in reality"? Is it to keep everyone "focused on what's doable"? Is it to dissuade the "crazies" on your team?
Where your dominant focus lies, dictates what your team does and what it achieves.
Whether you stay safe and steady.
Whether you push the art of the possible or the art of the probable.
Yes, there's a comfort in one approach. A predictability. A level of security.
But there's a romance in the other. A sense of exhilaration. A level of adventure.
And the possibility of real change.
It's our choice, really.
Define your own parameters. Define your own boundaries. Or free ourselves from them.
But to resort to the rationalization of the "real world"?
That's just making excuses.