Art of Attention 030 – Fire! Ready. Aim. The Startup Mindset
There’s as concept of getting all your ducks in a row and then take an action.
But when you’re in a situation of Entrepreneurship and or simply making progress is not about having everything or having all your ducks in a row but simply moving forward period
It doesn’t have to be perfect it just has to get going.
We all have a ton of ideas. But many of us don’t take the action that is required to win.
Regardless of what excuses we give ourselves whether we think we’re not ready or the plan isn’t perfect,
perhaps we can call it the mindset of the engineer vs the salesman.
The salesman attitude is let’s just get it done. Just do it and we’ll figure it out along the way. The engineer is like, no let’s figure it out first over that we don’t make mistakes.
If you’re working on a Grassroots level or if you have an idea and you simply want to run with it, then don’t worry about planning and just go.
Have a concept in mind, a vision, and run with it.
If you have a concept in mind that you don’t have to be perfect just get going.
This is not going to be your first rodeo nor will it be your last unless you choose for it to be.
If you don’t know if you want to do this again then that’s ok too. Experience the adventure and then decide whether or not you want to do it again.
Try it. If you don’t like it then don’t revisit it. However if you enjoyed it then do it again.
Don’t prevent yourself from an experience or an adventure just because your Ducks aren’t in a row.
This is why startup businesses and revolutionary movements don’t typically have people with an engineer mindset going in. These people simply start and do, and when something is built they bring in the engineer to optimize.
What matters is that you put yourself out there. You made something. Maybe it’s received well. Maybe it’s not. If it’s not received well then that’s okay. Go ahead and try again.
Keep on firing.
This is the reality of life. You have to fire first so that you can see how you hit. You then make an adjustment and Try Again from there.