I am supposed to be writing, but instead I am dealing with emails and exporting my newsletter data after a shock bill and reviewing deal memo details and all the things that get in the way of thinking.
Generalizing the rule, if forced to choose between two options of seemingly equal merit, choose the one that doesn’t look the part. The one who doesn’t look the part has had to overcome much more to achieve its status than the one who fit in perfectly.
Yes, well. Not always true. But:
If you’re struggling to understand something, try writing it out.
When you write, you expose the gaps that exist in your logic and thinking. Study to fill the gaps.
This is something I do all the time. Often, I do it here. I have a tendency to wait on decision making, because the weather around a decision is changing all the time. Sometimes, I need to write it out, to see if all the elements of the decision have been set already. I need to convince myself that a shift in the weather isn’t going to change the conditions on the ground. It’s worth a read, if perhaps only to remind yourself of a few tools.