Do you have a Plan B? Arnold Schwarzenegger has a popular motivational talk on YouTube discussing his dislike of Plan Bs.
You can find a short clip of the video below:
Schwarzenegger's theory is that if you have a Plan B, you spend time and energy developing that plan when you could have spent time and energy working on Plan A. Considering his success, we think he's right. While it's absolutely normal to consider what you would do if your initial plans fail, your attention should be focused on success, not failure.
We all fail and we all know that in order to be successful you have to learn from your failures and keep trying. But how many of us are actually planning for success? How many of us have thought about extra staffing requirements, additional office/shop space, increased purchasing, or more sales trips? Success means achieving your goals and while it's very important identify those goals, it's probably even more important to identify how those goals are going to be met.
At Bridgeview, we value winning. We encourage a culture of success by rewarding the positive attitudes and behaviors of our team members. We root for our customers, empowering them to win in their chosen industries. Yes, we sometimes fail but those failures never keep us down for long. We learn, we get back up, and we prime ourselves for success next time.
How are you planning for success?
Below: Chris (left) is our latest new hire. By giving new people the support they need to learn, we're building up a strong team that can handle future success. Ben and Kevin (right) are working together to inspect assemblies. Making sure we build excellent products helps us to maintain our high standards as our company grows.