We live in the age of amazing speed. Everyday, every hour, every minute, every second amazing number of new ideas are born.
Snap! The opportunity is lost. Snap! Another one appears. Snap!
Our personal and business success depends on our quick reaction. I used to work for Alcatel-Lucent, whose motto is “At the Speed of Ideas”. But only now working in B2B sales I understand what it really means to be in quick. You can lose an opportunity faster than you think. You need to ack quickly and decisively.
The time between “snaps” gets shorter and shorter and we need to learn and act quicker and quicker. We don’t have the time to gather all the information we need. We even don’t have the capacity for that, for the amount of data is enormous. We need to do more decisions in shorter time with limited information.
It’s more costly to hesitate than to risk and fail.
I’m naturally not the most decisive and quick to act. But I have to learn this. It’s a skill just like any other.
I’ve had one business idea in my drawer for almost 2 years. Now a friend of mine came up with a connected idea and within couple of weeks he’s starting to build a prototype of first product. Makes me wonder, where I would be, if I had started acting earlier…
What about you? Are you quick enough to succeed? Do you hear that snapping sound? Does it announce your success or failure to act?