Monday, September 28, 2009

Failure Is Not An Option

Ever wonder what are you options when approaching a new project?

Often as Project Managers we learn to be pessimistic. Our approach is to consider all the risks to the project, what can lead the project to failure, in order to mitigate those risks. This approach could easily lead to the project manager acting as the fore-teller of doom, rather than the soothsayer of a bloom.

What if our approach was slightly different? We could instead focus on success and insure that we take all the steps necessary to insure it. This is simply a matter of change of perspective and a paraphrase of the line from the movie Apollo 13, "failure is not an option."

My suggestion: live every aspect of your life, whether personal, professional, or your own business, accepting that failure is not an option. Your mind will then deliver you to your destination: success.