One of the keys to generating breakthroughs is putting lots of small actions into play. Like the flap of a butterfly's wings, small actions make other things happen, which make other things happen, which make other things happen, then POW. Something big has happened.
When you enroll in making big things happen with small actions, it is important that you also believe and accept that not every flap makes big things happen.
Some flaps fade away.
Some flaps make the opposite thing happen (remember, we are dealing with chaos here).
Some flaps will catalyze a big result, but not for a long time.
What if you are flap, flap, flapping along and you experience a setback? It is really important to get back on the butterfly and flap again. Right away.
We are human and we will feel disappointed. People who generate more breakthroughs will stay in action and put their focus forward. They will also use the setback to catalyze a different set of actions.
Embarrassment might come into play too. We are vulnerable when we put ourselves out there and we may feel embarrassed if when get excited about something, tell others, and then experience a public disappointment.
When this happens to me, I try to be real about the feeling, but then don't have it mean anything that will get in the way of my next flap.
What's the next best action I can put into play right now?
As you embark on the journey to generate breakthroughs, keep flapping and don't give setbacks more of your time and energy than they deserve.