Progress requires motion. Don’t tell me that you’re struggling to make progress with a project that you’re working on or a project that you’ve been thinking about, unless you’re in motion. Unless you’ve taken action towards the project.
There’s a real trap for all of us and I know I sometimes fall into this myself, where I keep churning these things over in our heads you know, we think we have and idea and we’re thinking about it and we’ve churned it over and over and over and over again. But it never leaves us, it never actually gets out there into the ether to be tested.
When I find myself in that position, and this is something that I’ve talked in my comments about as well, it’s two things that I do.
The first thing I do is I verbalise it and I communicate it to someone else. Because once an idea might sound good up in my mind, it’s only once I put it out there and I subject it to testing that I get any useful sort of feedback. And I do that with a trusted group, whether that be friends or mentors, in team settings, in the workplace, in the board room, wherever it is that you’re operating. You’ve got to get stuff out of you to be tested.
Second thing I do is, I take action. Because by taking action, I create a feedback loop. So I take action, so I do something. I learn something and I can adjust, and then I can do something again.
And that is, by far and wide, the quickest way to accelerate your journey. If you want to make progress, you’ve got to put it out there. You’ve got to see what sticks and what doesn’t. And then you got to make the changes and go again.
I’m Andrew Abel. Progress requires motion. Bye for now.