What's the Big Deal?
How do you inject the maximum amount of fear and trepidation into your life while also increasing the odds of failure?
You make something a big deal.
I see this play out all the time at work, especially on my current project. Daily meetings are held to tackle issues that don’t need tackling, or worse, issues now need tackling because they were born of too many meetings, pushing the original goal further into the hazy distance and generating problems that shouldn’t exist.
This is one of those principles that seems to apply to all facets of life, whether you’re trying a new type of food, writing a story, or launching satellites into space.
“But, Phillip, you don’t understand. My thing, it… it actually is a big deal.”
Oh, I never meant to imply things aren’t big deals. Life is full of ’em. But what something is doesn’t necessitate how you approach it.
My advice to you is, when possible, lighten up. Don’t take life and all of its projects so seriously. You know what needs to be done and you’ll be better served by handling them with a more carefree spirit.
As with all things, I can only speak truthfully from my experiences. What say you?
P.S. I don’t post this because I’m some exemplary model of big-deal-facing-fortitude. I was nudged back into this line of thinking by some friends and by what’s been going on at work, so I thought I’d pay it forward and nudge someone else.