Recently, one of our business divisions was audited by an external auditor, and the comment was made that a particular process is the best that she’s seen in the industry. The irony is that these processes came about because we failed, and by that I mean failed significantly, three or four years ago.
This got me thinking about what it takes to be the best, and whether being the best, at some point, requires massive failure.
Is it possible that failure causes us to reflect, to learn, to change? Is it possible that failure causes us to radically change things so that you can actually strive to become the best?
Being the best is not just a decision you make when things are going well, being the best is something that is refined through the dark patches, risks taken and failed, and through lessons learned the hard way.
What will you do to be the best?
Is that the challenge at work, or failure, or relationship issue, that you’re going through right now could actually hold the key to being the best?
Maybe it’s time you took some massive steps to change.
Then quite possibly, in the future, someone will notice that you are the best!