New initiatives can be a challenge can’t they?
Plotting the course.
Obsessing over details.
Wondering how we’ll deal with XYZ scenarios in 6 months’ time.
I recently read this:
When you’re at the beginning, don’t obsess about the middle, because the middle is going to look different when you get there. Just look for a strong beginning and a strong ending and get going.Chip and Dan Heath – Switch (amazon)
They’re right of course.
We need to paint a picture of the future – to know where we are going; to be inspired.
And we need to start well – perhaps a small pilot, with trusted people, with clear parameters.
But the middle? Just like when I bit into my donut today – you’ll find out what’s in the middle when you get there.**
**Today it was custard. Jam is my favourite.