The Disciplined Pursuit of Less

November 1st, 2012

Why don’t successful people and organizations automatically become very successful? One important explanation is due to what I call ‘the clarity paradox,’ which can be summed up in four predictable phases:

Phase 1: When we really have clarity of purpose, it leads to success.
Phase 2: When we have success, it leads to more options and opportunities.
Phase 3: When we have increased options and opportunities, it leads to diffused efforts.
Phase 4: Diffused efforts undermine the very clarity that led to our success in the first place.

Click here to read Greg McKeown’s article from the Harvard Business Review Blog Network.

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