March 17, 2024

Until it flowers


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 to keeping things moving until they’re done … is consistency.

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

It does mean being on it until it flowers.

Where ‘on it’ means the team 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.