Execution over Revelation
By John Sindelar in Making Time
It can be hard to get started, even when you’ve blocked out time to work. Get a rolling start by reading through your last few pages of work to remind you what was engaging you then.
And be sure you’re setting an end-time for your work. This means you won’t stop when you don’t like the way the work is going. There is something about blocking off a start AND an end time that stops the questions about whether to keep going, lets you get quiet, and work.
I often find myself deferring work–and I think it’s because I’m waiting for the flash that will improve my ideas. The problem is, insight is the outcome of work, not just a starting point. And waiting-for-the-miracle-to-come stops us from valuing our work.
It’s not that revelation is for other people or better minds: our current work is the result of hundreds of revelations. Our ordinary work is the revelation engine.
Get it out there.