April 11, 2016

It’s the work


If your job is to sweep up, you may as well get on with sweeping up. Of course, there’s always plenty of other things to do – like making the tea and clearing out the broom cupboard – but that floor isn’t going to sweep itself.

It’s the work.

We all have jobs on our to-do list that don’t fire us with excitement. The day-to-day details that have to be done that create the possibility of the big things that we want to do. Chasing suppliers, filing expenses, making appointments, reporting up, background research, walking before we can run.

It’s the work. It goes with the territory.

On your own, do it when you like.

In teams, there’s always someone waiting for you to do your bit before they can do theirs.

Skippy strategy: Get on with it.