There’s a tweet here from a guy called Patrick David. And this is a way of trying to get over. You can feel overwhelmed many times when you’re doing business. There’s so much stuff to do. There’s so many tasks that need to be doing younger enough time in the day. So this this is a bit of a motivational one, but I think it’s quite good. So he says stop trying to win the focus on the day. If you win the day, you win the week. If you win the week, you win the month. If you win the month, you win the court. If you win to keep quarter, you’ll win the year. But it all starts with the day. I, I tend, I do tend towards overwhelm. Like, I will have a lot of stuff flying around in my head and I will always think I am. The way I operate is that I try and sort of build my model of the world of how things work and then try and make decisions based upon that, which is good in some ways. But the bad side of that is, is. I get very. Overwhelmed by what I don’t know about the world. And so I will I will tend to like over research stuff and I will go away and try and fill those gaps as much as possible before taking action or something. And so I will have a tendency to do that. A sort of not move quickly enough and not take decisions quickly enough or wait too long on taking decisions. And oftentimes, as well, the overwhelm can be, you know, this all this stuff is sort of flying around can lead to sort of, you know, no action at all because you’re so you’re in the mode of researching and going out and finding this information, doing all this kind of stuff that you don’t actually. So get to the point where it’s like, OK, well, let’s let’s take action on this thing and actively move it forwards, even if you don’t know everything that’s going on. And so for a person like me or someone who’s got sort of my kind of mindset is important to remind yourself that thing of, like. Okay. You don’t know. His thing is good. If you focus on the diet and the weight is going to take care of itself in the months to take care of itself and et cetera, et cetera. And that you can actually make good progress without sort of full information. And the mere active taking progress on something or taking a decision or taking action will often reveal some of that information that you’re wishing you had in the first place. So even if it turns out that, you know, you know, there’s some action that you want to take. But you’ll sort of there’s a question mark in your head about this thing. If you if you go ahead and do that, take the action and then it turns out you were wrong. That’s not necessarily a bad thing. It’s because you learn. Right. You know, you filled in that blank by actually taking the action in the first place. So rather than over researching, rather than worrying about the sort of longer term time horizons of stuff, it’s okay. You can only act in the now. Right. You can only take action here and now. So it’s like, what do I need to do now to move mouse myself or my business forward in whatever shape that might take? So is it, you know, getting on the podcast with Marcello and putting out a book? Is it. You know, doing programming a specific thing so we can get it out there on the Web site so that customers can start to interact with it. Is it making a phone call to a customer, you know, to see what their opinion is on your sort of latest feature or whatever it might be that you’re trying to do as part of your SAS products? All of those things taking action actually leads to increased information, which can help, you know, if you’ve got a mindset like myself. And having having that bias towards action is really, really important, particularly in sort of entrepreneurship and building your business, because there is no one else. There’s no boss who’s going to shout at you if you don’t do work or there’s no you know, there’s no outside kind of pressure forcing you into doing that kind of work. So you need to be your own sort of motivator in your own kind of boss. I feel that one way in which you and I are sort of quite different is that sort of you’re far more of a doer. I would say, than I am in terms of like you, you have a bias towards taking action, as in the Marsella way as like. Right. Let’s go. Let’s get this done. Bloche, which is called because it is literally the opposite of me in many ways. How do you feel about this kind of advice?
I think you put it very well. Yeah, I think it goes beyond just patience or timeframes. I think it’s just a habit of of winning, not something. So you kind of blatant sports, but I don’t think so. So if you’re going to run a marathon, you need to start somewhere and you need to build. It’s all about building the ambit of succeeding or we need not something or so. Just get get something done successfully and then move forward. And that more often you get to do that. And the quicker the more it will compound the results. And that’s how you get to the end game that you are probably aspiring or visualising rather than just go into that.
Taking shortcuts or going straight to trying to get to the finish line without, you know, climbing the mountain.
So it’s gonna be super hard. But given it’s gonna be super hard, you should aim to get some rewards. And the more you need to celebrate, you know that the smaller, smaller winnings, you know, some accomplishments you get along the way. And you. You should try to put. Yeah. The specific objectives are specific. Yeah. Go so on timeframes and they’re shorter time, smaller things and get them done successfully. Gather feedback as you said. Move to the next one. Next one. And over there it will build up nicely.
And then over the years it should provide you the ability to reach lie big things.
But it all starts with small tasks at execution day to day, week to week and days. Important with the habit for sure.