Compelling presentations, great books, inspiring videos, great podcasts, insightful articles – you are literally surrounded by good ideas.
But that’s not the secret to making things happen.
There is no shortage of good ideas, there’s a shortage of action. Of course, the irony is that in order to apply the glitzy idea or create the compelling story or accomplish the larger visible goal, a lot of boring, tedious, and very un-glamorous work needs to be done. That’s the secret sauce.
You have the knowledge and experience to relate the good ideas to your circumstance. These ideas provide you with insight and motivation for moving forward. And you can share them and leverage them as a jumping off point for conversations and work with groups of people in order to make the larger changes happen.
But it’s all predicated on some quiet time, alone, working through the tedium. Uncovering the details that matter, struggling with the analysis, discovering lots and lots of roadblocks, wrestling with discouragement, finding hope, and mustering sheer determination to finish the thing.
It’s not easy, but it’s worth it. Big results only come from working through the details.