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Sunday, March 1, 2015

Analysis AND Action (Better Planning May Be the Problem)

It's seductive to wait and plan rather than step off the cliff. Every day I spend analyzing, planning, preparing reduces my risk, right?

But the learning I can get through action is FAR more reliable than the imagining and assuming I am limited to do when I'm not testing my ideas in real life.

It doesn't have to be a big step. I probably shouldn't take a big step. But taking one small step and learning from it both moves my dream forward and reduces my real risks (through learning).

Likely To Struggle                            Likely To Succeed
Still working on the detailed plan      Action-oriented
Builds the full version first                 Takes small steps and builds on the way
Wants certainty before acting           Looks for growth through unexpected results
Keeps idea private                            Collaborates with many others

What's your next step? Maybe your plan is good enough. Maybe you know enough to take the next small step. 

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