This piece of wisdom might come from Yoda but it’s on the money. Power Players make solid choices. In or out: no straddling the fence in order to avoid taking a side.
It’s OK to say no if you’re not sure about doing something. Power Players do this all the time. But once they make a decision, they’re all in. There’s no “trying”. This means that once they’re in, they have to do it.
“Trying” is simply another way of saying no. If Power Players make a commitment to something it’s because they know they can remove “try” from the equation.
This uncovers the real point: Power Players don’t say “do” unless they know it can actually be done.
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Which means they’ve already played the tape through to the end and they’ve come up with a plan to make it real. Come to think of it, there are a lot of things Yoda says which are great. Maybe it warrants a late-night screening of Star Wars?