This post is part of the working draft of the DriverlessCrocodile Toolkit (read more here). I’d love comments, links to resources related to the theme, and original contributions.
Action comes first because without action, nothing else matters. Ideas and ideals, knowledge and skills, kindness, elaborate plans and good intentions mean nothing if you can’t (if you won’t) consistently make things happen and get stuff done.
Action as springboard and seed
When you act you turn good ideas into reality – usually ugly, messy reality, but reality all the same. Reality that you can build on, show to others, use as a springboard for further action, or nurture as the seed from which new possibilities will grow. An acorn is tiny, looks nothing like the tree it will become – but you’ll never grow an oak without one.