A great Japanese warrior, named Nobunaga, once decided to attack his enemy, even though he had only one-tenth the number of men as compared to his opposition. He knew he would win but his troop had their doubts.
As he advanced towards the enemy camp, he could sense an air of uneasiness among his men. He stopped at a Shinto shrine, and told his men: “After I visit the shrine, I’ll return and toss a coin. If the outcome is ‘heads’, we will win; if ‘tails’, we will lose. Destiny holds us in her hands.”
Nobunaga entered the shrine and offered a silent prayer. He came forth and tossed a coin. It showed heads on tossing. His soldiers were so eager to fight that they eventually won the battle.
“No one can change the hands of destiny,” said one of his attendants after the battle.
“Indeed,” said Nobunaga, showing a double-sided coin with heads facing either way.
As a documentation lead or project manager, express complete faith in the abilities of the technical writers in your team. Nobunaga’s faith in himself and his troops made him conquer the impossible. Having complete faith in your team will manifest itself in the Universe as success against all odds.
There are times when you may feel that a task is impossible to achieve, a deadline too unreasonable. Nothing is impossible. But you must believe it yourself first, only then will your team believe it. Never doubt yourself or your team.