Brian Moran and Michael Lennington on execution

The number-one factor holding people back from achieving what they are truly capable of is not a lack of knowledge, intellect, or information. It’s not a new strategy or idea. It’s not a larger network of connected people. It’s not hard work, natural talent, or luck. Of course all these things help, they all play a factor, but they are not the factors that make the difference.

You’ve no doubt heard the saying knowledge is power. I disagree. Knowledge is ownly powerful if you use it, if you act on it. People spend lifetimes acquiring knowledge, but to what purpose? Knowledge alone benefits no one unless the person acquiring it does something with it. And great ideas are worthless unless they’re implemented. The marketplace only rewards those ideas that get implemented. You can be smart and have access to lots of information and great ideas; you can be well connected, work hard, and have lots of natural talent, but in the end, you have to execute. Execution is the single greatest market differentiator. Great companies and successful companies execute better than their competition. The barrier standing between you and the life you are capable of living is a lack of consistent execution. Effective execution will set you free. It is the path to accomplish the things you desire.

Brian P. Moran and Michael LenningtonThe 12 Week Year

With the caveat that I think they’re over-egging things a bit on freedom, I think Brian and Michael are spot on here – plans for 2020: Year 1 to follow soon.

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