Grit

I get excited about projects.  (I’m excited about one now.)  It carries a sense of, “This is good.  This is a direction that has multiple possibilities.  This is a direction that can grow as I grow.  It’s mobile.  It’s a manifestation of what I’m about…I can go places with this.”

I am excited, enthusiastic.  And I want to put everything else on hold to focus solely on the cultivation of the seed of this idea.

Because it’s during the stage of broad research when I thrive.  One of the things that I enjoy most is to build an understanding of what operations need to be put into place to make an organization efficient and successful.  So when I’m streamlining an idea, I’m relatively loose and responsive.  I’m on top of the world and poised to tick items off the To Do List…

until I realize that there is a To Do List. 

I hate the tedious, attention to detail of a To Do List. 

It’s like a huge stop light that signals the end of the fun.  The brainstorming and organization has been replaced with minutia.  

  UGH! I would rather eat rocks.

I don’t want to learn about RSS feeds or how strategic marketing works.  I’d rather keep the momentum of ideas rolling and let someone else mind the particulars.

Well, I say that. 

But at the end of the day, I want to understand the mechanics of something as well as I comprehend its guiding principles.  So I guess I’m going to have to grit my teeth and do some things that I would rather not do.

What a pain in the tookus.

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