What Got You Here Won’t Get You There…It’s True


I did a Google search on why I don’t do what I know I need to do.

What came up was Marshall Goldsmith and “What Got You Here, Won’t Get You There”

I thought that was interesting because that is what I do.

I rely on my abilities that I had in the past to perpetuate or create success in entrepreneurship.

For instance, in the past, I had was very scrappy. Meaning, I had the confidence to know that I would figure shit out.

What does he mean that something like that would not help me in building a successful business?

Plainly put, and I quote from the book, “…imagine trying to tell someone so delusional that they are doing something wrong and they are going to need to change.”

I have been delusional.

The way that I did things before is not really contributing now. Why? Because when I said that I would “figure it out”, that was in my education where I have always been successfully and where everything was structured and CERTAIN. I knew what grade I needed to pass. So I did everything to make sure that grade was where it needed to be.

What is very different in entrepreneurship, the results are going to be uncertain so I find that “figuring it out” needs an addendum. Is there a way that I can create that certainty that I had in the past? Yes, of course.

The certainty won’t be in the results. It will more than likely be in what actions I expect myself to carry out consistently REGARDLESS of results.

Here’s what I also realized. That certainty that I could get that grade to move forward also drove me to do so. I knew the end of the story, I knew that it had a “happy” ending, so I would keep reading. It was a PAGE TURNER!!!!

It’s not the same as building a blog or business or creating a physical product. This is not a page turner. I would much rather stay on the page where it shows how great my plans are according to me, rather than put them out in the market and possibly get a big fat “F”.

Needless to say, if you and I don’t get a handle on what we need to be certain in this thing, we will not see success. The one thing that I see that I can hang my hat on is my willingness to show up, over and over and over. But will I, if there is no gold star or A++ to get?

Time will tell won’t it?