“I have a better idea, said the visionary executive. Why not focus more on small, efficient cars that cater for what more and more people will be looking for, instead of this obsessive focus on gas guzzlers?” A few years later Ford is now leading the pack – it was a simple and most obvious leap factor way of thinking, and it served them very well.
You have already experienced the leap factor in small or even big ways several times in your life. In moments when you look back to discover that you are suddenly in a different place in yourself in relation to something.
You feel different; look a little different; able to do something that only a minute ago was beyond your reach. You have just succeeded in achieving something resulting from a concerted effort. You just leaped into a new octave…
The leap factor is a catalyst moment, where all of a sudden, the gates of possibilities are wide open. When it happens, the most important thing is to be there with the fullness of you, to make the most of a moment that may prove to be a destiny road-sign.
One way that leap factors come to life is when an individual, a team or a whole organisation make an irrevocable decision to release themselves from the shackles of history. Let go of, shed away psychological weights, concepts, ideas, misplaced beliefs or views that slow them down or entirely derail them away from being effective and realising their true greatness.
The leap factor is a part of the human possibility because it – the possibility – has no limits. We can always do more, be better and make a difference in some way. Human life is like an unfinished symphony, each of us having the freedom to uniquely compose and orchestrate our inner processes and actions and translate them into constructive outplays.
We live in times where new talents are appearing out of thin air in truly remarkable ways. The concentrate of new technologies, the exponential increase of new knowledge that is becoming available through the Internet media, new occupations that did not exist a few years back are symptoms of the leap factor. We are in the early beginnings of an era of thrilling, mind boggling new possibilities.
Would you like to know how to create leap factor catalysts inside of your life? In the team you are leading or the whole company? There are ways to do it – it is a vast living science that has its own special insights, levels and methodologies, including the energetics and spiritual dimensions; from personal to organisational.
Creating an inner leap factor catalyst begins with making a simple decision that needs to be kept to. The decision causes an elevated self-awareness that quickly turns into valuable live learning processes.
Here are a couple of simple complementary practices that you may want to try, to activate your inner leap factor dynamics:
LF Catalyst 1: Shedding dead weights
Do you have a bit of mental luggage somewhere in you that acts as a drag factor, slowing you down or preventing you from discovering your next level? Mental, psychological or emotional drag factors have countless cloaks. From an old idea to an inaccurate self-view to an irrational concern. Pick up on one and let go. I know it may not be easy. One effective way to shed a dead weight is by insisting to not think about it. When we think about something that we do not really want or need to think about, we keep it strong by the energising powers of the thinking faculty. When we do not think about something we starve it, thereby causing it to shrivel to the point of becoming neutralised.
Which naturally leads to the other side of this specific developmental ‘coin’: The best way to stop thinking about one thing is by replacing it with a much better thinking proposition. Otherwise a mental vacuum is created into which anything can flow. And because most of us operate in high pressure environments, it will likely be things that we would rather not think about.
LF Catalyst 2: Creating a new focus
This is a great exercise. Ask yourself the following question and then answer it: What is important and why? Please note that the question is not: What is important to me and why? But: What is important and why? Introduce this question into your ongoing processes. Give it time. It is too big to answer in two minutes. Turn it in your mind. Approach it in different ways: Fast, slow, deep, shallow, one time seriously and the next with some humour. Then follow-on with the question: “If I think that this and that is important, how does it translate in my thoughts and actions?”
Try it – it is a transformational process. It is one of those questions that never grows old.
There is of course a lot more to the leap factor science. Hopefully this Fulcrum provides a little do-able and practical insight into it.
With best wishes,
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