Reflection Friday: Being in the Right Room

May 28, 2021   |   Lesli Mones

We love this quote from James Clear’s “3-2-1 Thursday” newsletter:

“It’s usually more important to be in the right room than to be the smartest person in the room. A person with great judgement and average intelligence will usually beat someone with great intelligence and average judgment. Judgment is knowing what room to be in.”

As we take a moment to reflect today, let us expand on what it means to “be in the right room.” 

For many, it means you are surrounding yourself with the right people – people who will help you raise your bar and add to your value, not diminish it.

But for us, it means more than that. It also examines, more generally, whether you’re making the right choices and solving the right problems; whether you’re addressing the right root causes and measuring your progress in the right way. 

It’s more than just the other people around you, it’s ensuring you yourself are on track with where you’re headed and how you’ll get there.

Given all this, here’s your Reflection Friday prompt for May: What is the main thing you are trying to accomplish right now? What is the one thing you want to gain traction on in the next three months?

To make progress on your main goal, you must, metaphorically, “be in the right room,” so we’d love to invite you to spend some time reflecting on the following:

  • Are you having the right conversations about it?
  • Are you talking to the right people about it?
  • Are you defining the goal correctly?
  • Are you identifying the correct obstacles?
  • And are you measuring progress using the right metrics?

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