So many times we have an idea of what we want to get done. Sometimes we even can identify the tools we need. But how will we change our routine to use the new tools to get things done?
How will we structure our time to learn and use the new tools so that they bring us leverage?
How must our focus change to gain leverage from the new tools we will use to get something new done?
What is now important to consistently do that we did not know before?
What new rhythm do I have to follow, in my day, to turn the something new into a habit?
Where will we fit these new responsibilities into our busy day or life?
What is there in our life of less value that we can no longer do and are able to discard or delegate?
If not us, then what roles and responsibilities need to be set up so that a group of people, your team, can deliver consistently when setting up for something new?
How much do I need to know about that “something new” before handing it off to others? What is important for me to know to be able to judge their performance and help them through their obstacles when asked?
Setup and structuring for something new is a critical first step to executing successfully on something new. Even if it involves only yourself.
We are so quick to dream about all the good things that will occur as a result of something new, that we forget to step back and reflect on all of the little details that are needed before anything good can begin to happen.