Top Right Quadrant

In our pursuit for excellence, we are always aiming to ‘land’ or to be placed in the ‘top right quadrant’ of any model. (Imagine a four grid quadrant – high-high on both axis descriptors.)

This month, we've been focusing on MARCH, 'Master Reoccurring Challenges' and it’s time to move to the top right quadrant of our FEAR model.

In summary: identify the fear or fault, review and edit our mind talk activity, establish skill training to combat and bolster the physical ability and finally measure for results.

The top right quadrant is about being consistent – being predictable. That’s what followers are attracted to in a leader. It may be hard work, continually practising to form a new habit, but for us observers we want to trust, respect and admire someone who won’t disappoint us.

Mastery is beyond the quadrant – once you've tackled the quadrant activity & ability, attaining regular consistent results, you can springboard from that point, feeling satisfied that the original challenge is now a quest fulfilled.


Do you have the Ability to Learn?

Our ability to learn a new approach, skill, procedure, sport – whatever – will depend on our mind's activity and our physical approach to do something about it.

Today I cracked the 10km run – I’ve been training (learning) for eight months and it finally occurred this morning at 7am (it took about 75 minutes – which meant an early start). It was easy (famous last words) but I have been working on it for months. Running in a group, pushing ourselves, encouraging each other, sharing tips & ideas has paid off.  

How often do we ‘try’ something and when it doesn’t work immediately, we are reluctant to try it again. Whether it’s making a pitch to the boss or board, retrenching employees or avoiding sugar in our diet – it takes physical practise.

If we involve others in our learning, we increase our accountability; having a resource willing to support the learning and increases our chances of making the change stick. However, we must be mindful that we all learn differently but don’t allow that to be an excuse!

To Make Reoccurring Challenges extinct then commit to asking for help to learn. My FEAR model is purely a piece of scribble – it takes people to bring it alive.