This morning, we enjoyed some badminton at the Woodlands Sports Hall. My son had booked two courts from 8 to 9 am. I spent most of the time playing with my daughter Ephrath, who is our seventh child. Remembering that she is not the active sort, I returned her shuttlecocks that were easy to reach, making her run around just a little bit. She did get some good exercise, and enjoyed the game very much, as she was able to return most of the shuttlecocks. I was helping her play better by giving her more confidence in her growing abilities.
During the game, I was reflecting on how useless worrying really is. In business, we prepare for all eventualities as much as we can. We work on our own internal processes until our business is adept at delivering excellent value to all our stakeholders. We learn and grow, taking cognizance of the changing demands of the business sphere. We strategize and deploy in order to catch the ball where it is going to be, not where it was. We find it easier to strategize when we are strong internally, or when we take on supporting structures externally by outsourcing or forming strategic partner relationships. Having done all that, we know that success is not a guarantee, as we do not know what will happen next minute. We can know, however, that we have exercised due diligence, are internally strong, and are nimble enough to re-posture in anticipation of shifts happening.
So, just like I was helping my daughter be more active and gain confidence, we need not be anxious if we know that we have done all we could for our businesses and enterprises. Inch by inch, step by step, day by day, towards the success that we envisage before us. Don’t worry….be happy…be engaged…..be present. Have a great day!