“Working without a plan may seem scary. But blindly following a plan that has no relationship with reality is even scarier” I have always been the type to plan. I have always tried to plan for every possibility I could think of–to look at all the possible angles. The book ReWork by Jason Friend & David Heinemeier Hansson so far has had a great impact on me. In the first section of the book, “Takedowns”, where they talk about the fact that planning is guessing. I had never looked at it like that before. Have I become so focused on the plan that I missed out on the opportunities knocking me over the head? I hope not but I cannot say for sure. Now, they did not saying that planning or looking towards the future is a bad thing. I think the point they are making is that if you are too focused on the plan you made before you even begin, then you will miss out on the here and now and the opportunities that just presented themselves to you. Kind of being mindful of the future while being focused in the now. Not only am I looking at business in a different light I am also see how this lesson will be of value in all aspects of my life.
*“ When you don’t know what you believe, everything becomes an argument. Everything is debatable. But when you stand for something, decisions are obvious.” Wow now that is a powerful concept. When I look back at the easy decisions in my life I have found this concept to be true. When we value something and use that value to judge what are actions should be things become so clear and easy, almost without effort. Again to me this is not just a business principle but also a life principle to live by. You can also take the view that what you do, you actions and decisions you make show you where the line is drawn in the sand even if we don’t realize it. This book has given me much to think about.
– ReWork by Jason Friend & David Heinemeier Hansson” – Takedowns page 20
* ReWork by Jason Friend & David Heinemeier Hansson – Draw a Line in the sand page 44