We all, to a greater or lesser degree, have an innate drive towards achievement. The ‘philosopher’s philosopher’ Ken Wilber, called this universal drive towards purpose the telos. This drive towards outcomes is one of the most important of the mechanics of “Why?”: we explore its significance as a thinking strategy in outcome thinking.
In modern society, business is the most common medium for us as humans to express our need for goals, objectives and achievement. When the realities of business life make it difficult to move towards our goals, we become frustrated.
Outcome thinking can be developed as a skill for making our goals more achievable by:
- ensuring that we set the goals in the most effective way, and
- ensuring that our actions are consistently directed towards achieving the outcomes we have set for ourselves.