Adam got another defining leadership moment within a software project where he took away a whole different perspective in a matter of a couple of seconds.
It happened when he signed himself up with a major company to deliver a critical piece of software that would roll out to every state. They spent months doing this, and the night before it was due, at around 2 am, he realized that this would never work because there was a surprise bug that had come up.
He thought about all kinds of things that might happen the next day and the days afterward if he failed with this project, and it was painful for him to even think that he'll be the loser jon the team because of this failure.
Then, there was this precious moment where for five seconds, he let go of all his worries.
And he thought it's okay if it fails. He didn't care.
It was a defining moment of freedom for him and at about second six, the reality came rushing back and he was right where he was, but he had a mental shift where he could let go on something like that. The world was still going to keep going.
The following morning, they were able to fix the problem and the software was rolled out successfully.