Outsized ambition

It’s a ridiculous cycle, if you think about it.

We spend a lot of time talking ourselves out of ambitious goals, or thinking of ways to keep our expectations in check.

Instead of focusing on the actual challenge of doing the work, we spend our time managing our own expectations because we’d rather not let ourselves down than be surprised by our success.

Willie Jackson is a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Consultant & Facilitator with ReadySet, a boutique consulting firm based in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is a frequent writer and speaker on the topics of workplace equity, global diversity, and inclusive leadership. Connect on LinkedIn or get in touch.