Ambiguity is the game…

Ambiguity is the enemy of excellence, isn’t it? Clarity is the one we want. This is why we encourage our family, friends, and clients to never stop rinsing their BTL core and opus. We want 20/20 clarity and then we want more. If clarity is good, crystal clarity is better. And, we believe, paradoxically, that high performance individuals, teams, and leaders take up residence just this side of chaos. Wait, what?

Clarity is the aim. Embracing ambiguity is the game.

Learn the Ten Commandments and act in alignment, if you’re a believer. Memorize the Beatitudes and build a bit more dangerously. Follow the rules and break them in all the right places. Bookend freedom and responsibility. Understand John 8:32 and someday the truth will set you free, in the meantime it just may make you fairly miserable.

Clarity is the aim. Embracing ambiguity is the game. We all love control, don’t we leaders. We love structure and order. We love making sense of things and building systems that scale our individual and collective success. We love hacks and quick fixes. We love E (Event) + R (response) = O (outcome). E + R, however, doesn’t equal O. You and I are not in control, are we? Slow down. Life is paradox. The enemy of excellence is not ambiguity, it’s your decision to allow ambiguity to stop you short of your best. Clarity is the aim. Embracing ambiguity is the game. Clear?

Live hard. Love harder (Thanks, Teeks)…

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