February 4, 2018

The speed of action


To keep up with your ambition, with customers, with the turning world, with that nagging feeling that you have to go hard so you don’t have time to imagine you’re not an imposter – you travel at 1,000 miles an hour.

That’s pretty fast.

Meeting and moving, making decisions, changing direction, turning left then right then right again, taking leaps of faith and imagination in a single bound … looking around every now and then to make sure your team is with you.

Spoilers … they’re not.

They’re lagging at least seven steps behind, fed up with the constant change, hoping that one day they’ll be able to do just one damn thing all the way through to a beautiful conclusion.

If 1,000 miles an hour is the speed of thought.

900 is still pretty fast. And just maybe it’s the fastest speed of action.

Skippy strategy: Fast, but not too fast.