A couple of days ago, I had a fabulous guest speaker in my Professional Practices class say something that blew my mind and got me thinking: “We have more than enough information and not enough implementation.” So much truth in that statement and had to ask myself, why? Why do we favor learning, but not doing? Why do we collect our digital merit badges in favor of showcasing our work? In this episode of Getting Work To Work, I’m going to explore five questions—that are actually excuses in disguise—and how they keep us stuck on information acquisition and not implementation.
Five Questions (Excuses) That Keep Us Learning and Not Doing:
- What if I’m not good enough?
- What if my work sucks and it turns people away?
- What if I’m not talented?
- Is a small step enough?
- What if I never reach my goal?
- Why start if I know I’ll never reach my goal.
- What if no one cares/buys/supports/believes/helps?
- What if people say mean things, critique my work or tell me I suck?
- Kronda Adair, Karvel Digital
- Interview with Kronda Adair (GWTW107)
- Stephen Warley, Life Skills That Matter
- Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World by Cal Newport
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- The (Seven Deadly) Curiosity Killers
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