“Will it make the boat go faster”

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A great lesson for business πŸ˜‰

It’s the inspirational account by Olympic gold medallist Ben Hunt-Davis. The core lesson revolves around the story of his journey with the British men’s eight rowing team, which, after years of disappointment, won gold at the Sydney Olympics in 2000. The transformation came about when the team started to question every action and decision by asking a singular, laser-focused question: “Will it make the boat go faster?” πŸš€

The book is more than just about rowing. It extends this philosophy into a profound life lesson. The central idea is about narrowing down on what truly matters and eliminating everything that doesn’t contribute to one’s primary goal or ambition. In the context of the book, if a training method, strategy, activity or even mindset didn’t help the boat increase its speed, it was disregarded πŸ‘Ž

Applied more broadly, the lesson is a universal one. For anyone chasing a goal or a dream, be it in business, personal life, or any other domain, the principle remains the same. One must constantly evaluate their actions, decisions, habits in fact everything. If they aren’t contributing positively towards achieving success or the set target, they are likely distractions and should be minimized or eliminated πŸ‘

In essence, the book encourages readers to adopt a razor-sharp focus on their objectives. By relentlessly asking the metaphorical question, “Will it make the boat go faster?” we can streamline our efforts, avoid needless distractions, and move closer to success in a more efficient and effective manner πŸ˜‰

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