BLOGNAME: LOUDER THAN WORDSAn informal, stream-of-consciousness reflection on business ideas, events and issues in modern business, modern life and with some specifics to the web-software industry by Paul Tomori, Internet Entrepreneur
|An Alpinism And Other Random Thoughts For The Day|
By Paul Tomori
Thursday, June 04, 2009 at 11:41:41 (EDT)
I have been working about half an hour a day for about a year on a new set of computer modules that will transform our business offering. It's quite exciting. However, I am waiting waiting waiting for a series of functions to automatically run their course, so I am going to make a quick blog entry to clear some random thoughts from my "blog ideas list" that don't really warrant a full blog entry:
First, the alpinism...
Those who climb high mountains have what are called alpinisms. That is, simple truths about what they need to be aware of in the execution of their climb. It is on a mountain climb that simple truths can really be effective. This is my favourite: "when you get to the top, you're only half way there".
Stating the obvious, perhaps...
It's better to have 1 "good" idea that you actually execute, than 400 "great" ideas that you do nothing about.
Sometimes it's better to head "north-west" for a short distance even if your destination is "south-east". I mean that figuratively of course, but I discovered this in a literal sense one fine day just before Xmas when leaving a local shopping plaza was proving quite troubling since everyone seemed to be trying to exit to the south-east. So, instead of waiting, I exited to the north-west, circled around on a more lengthy trajectory, but probably was at home eating dinner while some of the same folks were still stuck bumper to bumper in the south-east exit lanes. The long way home distance-wise proved to be the short way home timewise.
Going on instinct...
It's better to be approximately right, than precisely wrong. Instinct is often like that. Hey, life is mostly about getting stuff done. If you wait til you are 100% sure about your direction, you may get nowhere. So, as long as you're certain you are not "precisely wrong", get moving and stay in motion.
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