Inigo Montoya searched for the six-fingered killer of his father for 20 years. He had such focus that Montoya knew exactly what he was going to say when he finally met the man (say it with me). “Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.”
As businesspeople we must remain focused on our tasks in order to move forward. There are downsides to Montoya’s singular focus. The following are a some lessons we can take away from him:
- Focus without a plan doesn’t work: You can focus on a goal but unless you have a plan, it isn’t going to work well. Montoya spent the better part of two decades searching in vain before he stumbled across his target by chance. Put together a strategy for achieving the goal you’re aiming to achieve.
- What happens next: Montoya has no idea what to do after discovering the six-fingered man. Everything he did was geared toward that one goal. Achieving it left him without a plan. Wesley thinks he’d be a great Dread Pirate Roberts, and we agree. You can’t just sit back and wait for something else to happen. Be careful not to let your concentration become too narrow.
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