OK, so I don’t know if you ever get distracted, but if you have a tendency to put shit off then this might be for you.
It’s on the back of this message from a Fellowship member this morning:
“Fuck. Charlie, I’m struggling with a decision on […], how do I pick? How do I know the right thing to do?”
The all too familiar scenario of choices turning self-made men into poor tormented bastards.
Now, the actual decision here, and in question, is irrelevant.
… BUT what is relevant, is what was shared next and how men of action like you and I can start being CONFIDENT in making decisions with speed and full force.
It comes down to what’s known in Special Forces circles as the OODA loop.
A framework that forces self-made men to safely run the gauntlet without going off half-cocked.
Let me explain the acronym.
- O – Observe
- O – Orient
- D – Decide
- A – Act
… Or in other words a strict process and a framework to guarantee success in any given situation.
- Observe the situation as clearly and accurately as possible
- Orient yourself within that situation
- Decide how to proceed based on (1) & (2)
- Act and execute
… Then, as the situation unfolds, return to the beginning of the loop to re-assess.
Significant, Strategic and Simple for any man at the helm of a business, I think you’d agree.
See, when push comes to shove, and in my experience, the making of man comes down to one thing and one thing only…
The ability to make ACCURATE decisions and choices – fast.
It’s why Observe and Orient are so important when it comes to avoiding the gravitational pull of fear.
Anyway on the back of that message, and that member, decisions have now been made and his personal power to prioritise & execute had been restored once again.
Make More. Provide More. Be More.