Many times when we are working in the grind we get so busy that we can’t see the forest from the trees. You may be working hard, but your hard work may be on things that don’t contribute to the bigger priorities.
It’s why having a regular and focused time for strategy keeps you from wasting energy on the wrong things.
If you are growing a business, you can’t afford to be unclear. It becomes costly quickly.
And if you have had much experience in business, you realize that there are not any shortcuts. The reality is that two things matter: strategy and hard work.
Knowing what to do and doing it consistently moves the needle. There’s no gimmick, magic or back door that hands you success on a platter.
You have to work just as hard at clarity as you do the actual work. And clarity is not free. It comes with thinking through the competing priorities, opportunities and constraints that are part of your mix.
Has the work you have been putting forth the last month mattered?
How can you make space for strategy regularly?