To Succeed You Must "Just Start"

Wednesday January 30, 2013 comments

"No matter how big and tough a problem may be, get rid of confusion by taking one little step toward solution. Do something. Then try again. At the worst so long as you don't do it the same way twice, you will eventually use up all the wrong ways of doing it and thus the next try will be the right one."

                                                                          George F. Nordenholt

 This week I really enjoyed attending the Denver University “Voices of Experience” talk with Whole Foods co-founder and CEO John Mackey.  In answering an audience member’s request for advice about becoming an entrepreneur and what he should study, his response was “nothing.  Just start.”  This is advice consistent with my friends Charlie Kiefer and Len Schlesinger’s new book with exactly that name: Just Start … which I highly recommend.

Even “using up all the wrong ways” is preferable to analysis paralysis!  Get engaged.  Take that first step whether it is to resolve a family issue, solve a work problem, take up that musical instrument you always wanted to play or start your own business.

Just start!

With love and respect,