I experience the Eureka moment, every day because I am always in search of improvement. My company is an agile organisation and our framework, my framework, what I have been using for almost twenty-years is a combination of Safe WAgile and Iterative and incremental release. We carry out various projects, but our products are never complete as we always find room to improve. We keep growing, developing, as we gain insight from customers' data. I have tested failure on many fronts and dimension. I have failed serially, but I am confident and proud to inform you that I am not a failure. I have a product mindset; hence I learn the lessons. I evaluate lessons learnt and continuously apply the insight from the learnt lessons in my next endeavour.
The "eureka" moment, or the "aha" experience, is the result of a pre-conscious process known as incubation. Incubation is a stage in which a thinker has temporarily set aside their attempts to solve a problem and turned to other thoughts. But behind the curtain of consciousness, the brain's many computers are always at work. Most of us have had the eureka experience from time to time – that flash of insight that suddenly explains something or shows us how to solve a problem. But how do you behave when things do not go according to plan? Do you react or respond? What is holding you back? What is stopping you from manifesting your potentials?
A staff that closely worked with me observed my discipline and dedication. She identified my not giving e up attitude as I research the answers to the problems. She was on fire. She promised me she would surpass my work rate. She worked hard, but she could not exceed my pace of work. She asked me a fundamental question. "Why are you not yet a millionaire? You have all the qualities and the mindset." I did not think of the answer; I just dished out the answer. "I believe I was waiting for you to join my team."
The character of my previous team was disappointing, and I take the blame. Incompetence means different things to different people, but generally, it denotes the inability to do a job to a satisfactory standard. These days we will try to help, and if nothing is forthcoming, then we go our separate ways. They understand we are in for business. They learn to appreciate any help and no longer see it as their right. It is not wrong to have empathy and compassion, but it is criminal to allow people to abuse your kindness.
From 2018 I started overhauling the team, and the exercise was completed in 2020. I have had at least four staff employed in 2020 and was released after they could not bring in their skill set. My response made the rest of the team bring in their complete skill set. Teamwork is the key to success. Irrespective of how big or small the organisation is, a capable team consisting of professionals who knows how to get the job done quickly and effectively is a necessity. You need the companionship of influential thinkers, with problems solving mindset. The best ideas are not born in isolation. You need collaborators. I have started spending more time in recruitment because I want a team that has the same passion so they can synchronise. Training is not an issue. First, I want them to have the mindset; then we can support them with the right training required for them to achieve their overall goals.
So, what is stopping you from manifesting your potential? You should examine your life and identify what is stopping you from manifesting your potentials. It could be that you are demonstrating your potentials, and yet not getting the required results. Are you still doing things in the same way but expecting a different result? I can keep going on asking you many questions you should be asking yourself. I believe you know all the answers. You know what to do, but you do not have the discipline to do it. The words you speak and the thoughts you think are so powerful. They create your reality.
I want you to live at your very best. Sometimes you need to take a break and examine your life and understand the quality of what you are putting inside of you. I want you to live your best life. I want you to be wildly wealthy, fabulously healthy, and bursting with love. And for you to do that, you must master that mean voice inside your head. You must be determined to succeed. You must take the pain to identify anything that is holding you back. Look for the root causes of the problem and deal with it.
One problem I had was chasing perfection. I want my websites to be in a certain way before I start using them. But these days, I have adopted the iterative and incremental approach. I start with the minimum shippable quality of the website so they can continue to work while I will be getting customer feedback to improve and increase the quality of our work. You must stop chasing perfection.
You are chasing perfect means that each new idea or challenge you encounter is immediately accompanied by a mental to-do list and obsessive analysis of how to get it just right. Instead of experiencing and accomplishing, you are stuck in indecisiveness about what you should achieve, what you should produce, what you should look like, act like, live like. Learn to focus on what you can get from your experience. When experiences are personal and meaningful, that is when they matter most.
You must take a leap of faith. Make it happen. Some people want it to happen; some hope for it to happen; others make it happen. Infuse your life with action. Do not wait for it to happen. Make it happen. Make your future. Make your hope. What are your desires? Submerge yourself in the energy of what you desire. Some people dream of success, while other people get up every morning and make it happen. Good things come to those who initiate. You cannot sit there and wait for others to give you that golden dream. You have got to get out there and make it happen for yourself.
Life is not about finding yourself; it is about creating yourself. You are the only one that has the power to make it happen. Today is going to rock because you have decided you are ready and willing to make it happen.