May 25, 2018

Consistent attention


You’re on it. You’re not on it. You’re on it. You’re on something else. You’re on it. Your attention wanders. You’re on it. You’re on it. It’s done.


Things get done when you pay attention. When you put in the hard yards. When you make sure one foot moves after another, all in the desired direction of travel .

So, to be obvious:

Do something … it gets done.

Don’t do something … it doesn’t get done.

The not so secret secret then, to keeping things moving until they’re done … is consistency.

That doesn’t mean you have to do everything yourself. 

It does mean you have to make sure someone (or someones) do. That they know what’s expected and by when, that there’s an agreed plan for how it’s going to happen, and that you’ll be checking in and, critically, paying attention until it is.

Skippy strategy: Progress comes from consistent attention.