Perfect is the Enemy of Progress.
Do you have a strategic plan which is going nowhere fast, revolving in your head or waiting for the right staff member or business conditions? It’s time to get started at brilliant. Even quite good with a passion for continuous improvement will see you progress at startling speed.
Perfect is the enemy of progress.
Waiting for the perfect plan and conditions will guarantee missed opportunities and stagnation.
Will it work perfectly the first time and every time? No.
Will each iteration work better than the last? Absolutely.
Will it take courage to get started? Definitely, but don’t let that slow you down. Take a leaf from Mel Robbins’ 5 Second Rule, and … 5 4 3 2 1..Get Started.
Resources are finite, opportunities are boundless
There are never enough people, funds, time and space to hit every target perfectly.
Rather than wait, take the first shot and learn, practice and advance to the target.
Which target will have the biggest impact?
Take a moment to define a strategic plan. A brilliant strategic plan that gives you insight to work out your highest priorities to tackle first. You can guarantee that life will interrupt before a perfectly mapped strategic plan gets anywhere near to completion.
The pareto principle or 80/20 rule says that 80% of results come from 20% of actions. Wouldn’t you rather focus on the 20% of high impact actions instead of spending 80% of your effort gaining that extra 20% improvement to grind from brilliant to perfect.
Manage your risks
Moving rapidly is not the same as being reckless. If you are ready to implement your new business plan, Porters can help you manage your risks. We consult on business structures, insurance and financial modelling of your plans. With a blend of experience and a critical eye you’ll be on your way to brilliant with a plan for growth and continual improvement.