I was working with a group of people earlier this week. They had been working together on a project for some time and we're feeling frustrated about its slow progress. Our session together explored what was sitting behind their perceived inertia and as discussion progressed, it became clear what was holding this group back.
All team members were all highly energised behind the purpose of the project. However, their appetite for the risk and the level of commitment required to deliver the project's outcome was significantly less than it needed to be. This was causing the project to spin its wheels.
Our appetite for work and risks need to match that required to achieve our ambition. In the end, the team above chose to break their ambition into smaller chunks they could all commit to. This alignment enabled them to move forward.
So I'm curious. 🤔
If you feel like you're spinning your wheels in a particular area of life or work, could it be that your ambition and appetite are misaligned?