The Disciplined Pursuit of Less – Greg McKeown – Harvard Business Review

August 25, 2012 § Leave a comment

The Disciplined Pursuit of Less – Greg McKeown – Harvard Business Review
http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2012/08/the_disciplined_pursuit_of_less.html

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.

Curiously, and overstating the point in order to make it,success is a catalyst for failure.

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