When I first heard them say, “this is a no-fail mission,” I was like like, OK.
I thought it meant it was important and they trusted me to get the job done.
Over time I realized what it really meant:
- No one else is dumb enough to volunteer for this.
- There’s not enough time.
- There’s not enough money.
- And if you fail, we’re going to blame you.
So after the chuckles, guess what?
I still had a no-fail mission on my hands.
And when things even started looking like they were going to go left the threatening comments just added to the merriment.
But we succeeded. Passed 33 “impossible” inspections in a row, in under 3 years.
Overall I enjoyed working for the military. It sharpened my sheer ability to get things done, no matter the circumstance.
Once you accept the idea that your business is a no-fail mission it has the same effect.
You develop focus on one thing – succeeding. You look at problems like, yes, that is bad, how are we going to fix it.
It’s why I publish Retired Writers Club, for people who “get it.” That this is not a hope or a wish. It is something that has to be done and will be done. No matter the circumstance.
Doing that impossible job made me realize the value of even a little bit of help at just the right time. That is what I deliver to you, every single day.