September 20, 2022

In control


The problem with being in control is that being in control means nobody else is. It might seem jolly, but after a while everyone else stops taking the initiative, they wait to see what you want, they reduce their creative intent, they become less engaged, less invested, less involved, they start trying to second guess, get it wrong and stop guessing at all, sitting tight until you say left or right.

The problem with being in control is that you can’t be in control. There are too many variables to deal with, too many changes in the weather, too many other vested interests, too much going on that you can’t see or deal with. You need help to be on the ball, to show you what’s happening, to ask the right questions. The real problem, you’ve trained everyone not to.

Skippy strategy: To do more or better means letting go.