Action creates clarity
if you don't have enough information, start somewhere
This week, I listened to “Ready, fire, aim!”, a podcast episode of "Caffeine for the soul with Michael Neill.
He illustrates, how action creates clarity.
Why? there is no feedback possible, until you take the first step and you are in action.
If you're going for something where you don't have enough data/information, then "ready, fire, aim" is your best bet and a good strategy.
What you can do now:
take (each) one of your goals
ask yourself: is there an already pre-established path? or is this something where you don't know how to do it, until you take the first steps and get real-time feedback?
move forward in the appropriate way: if there is no pre-defined path, start somewhere.
When developing products, it might mean doing an A/B test for smaller decisions, so you’ll get data regarding a feature improvement.
For bigger ideas on new products or a completely new strategic direction, it might mean doing a design sprint to create first concept drafts, build a prototype and test it with real potential users.
This way, you’ll know if it makes sense to invest more time and resources - because you will have first quick data (user feedback) instead of just big questions, assumptions or challenges. You will have a bit more certainty.
This might also be helpful in personal situations and of course with your side project ideas.
What is a goal you have postponed for a long time because you don’t know enough about the path? What first action will help you to create more clarity?
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