This Guest paper was submitted for publication May 2021.
It is copyright to Angela Civitella © 2022.
Published here September  2022.

Introduction | Opportunities, Micro-worrying, and Satisfaction 
Connections, Overnight Success, and Neglect | Failure, Spread, and Teamwork

Opportunities, Micro-worrying, and Satisfaction

1. React to opportunities. Don't sit back.

There are two types of people: those who sit back and watch, and those who act. Great leaders watch for less than a second and are quick to take massive action. Always be thinking more about forward motion and less about right or wrong. Remember, in most cases, you can fix a mistake later. When an opportunity is gone, it's usually gone forever. If being indecisive is something you struggle with, set a time limit. When time is up, force yourself to act. Don't just act causally. Act with purpose and full intensity.

2. Stop micro-worrying

Micro-worrying is frantically trying to take care of or control every little detail to the point you actually begin to feel sick. Your mind is racing. Your heart is pounding. Your stress and anxiety are through the roof. Unless you're trying to save someone's life, there's no need to box in your movements by "analysis-paralysis." Obsessing over the finer details, or the things that are irrelevant and won't impact the outcome is pointless and will only distract you from what you really need to be accomplishing. Your goal is to do the best job you can do and move on.

3. Find satisfaction

Human beings have short attention spans. This gets worse when given a task someone doesn't find appealing. Maybe it's a long and boring meeting, conference call, training session or whatever else. Great leaders know the secret to success is to add a quotient of contentment and satisfaction to absolutely everything. The productivity of your teams will skyrocket. Your employees will be more engaged, have more fun, and actually enjoy their work. Some people might measure success with money. These days, satisfaction is a pretty high up on the list

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