Here's the worst offender- a Project Manager who is not only focusing exclusively on the how instead of outcomes, but the assumed truth that control is best drives internal negative self-talk. Notice a ripple effect: believing that the truth is in control drives behavioral choices that ramp up the focus on do, but it doesn't matter what.
The story of the Three Pigs would not exist if it were not for BB Wolf. BB Wolf is lonely and in search of friends but everyone thinks he's going to eat them. The wolf (BB 'aka' Big Bad Wolf) has his own Inner Game challenges. He's like the newscaster from our video. Pointing out another truth as lie, to do the job of newscaster, you have to bring some drama to the news clip. I'm going to guess that this reporter did not plan to make the little boy cry but her mental game encouraged her to keep pushing and bring excitement to the moment (and sell ads, and keep her job). The wolf is mentally stuck in a role that prevents him from getting what he wants.
Like all good fables, projects are impossible if the outcomes are unclear. What if the Inner Game and self talk changed? What if the Three Pigs learned how to collaborate and work together? What opportunities would they see together that they hadn't seen before? Quieting their negative emotions and thoughts, mistakes become learning with the focus on outcome driving the journey.