Have you ever found yourself in “browser blackout”? You wake up and realize that two hours have gone by and you’ve gotten nothing accomplished because you’ve been chasing one thing after another on the internet? Or you’ve been on Facebook for hours? Or, or, or…
And then you say that you don’t have time for thinking from the big picture and real planning?
Related to, but not the same as, trying to do it by yourself is not asking for what you need. Many, many people (and we invite you to see if you, too, do this) hesitate to ask for what they need because they’re afraid it might seem “pushy”. Other people allow themselves to wish for what they need but not ask for it “because they’re probably too busy” or some other imaginary reason. Others still haven’t done the rigorous work to determine what it is they actually need.
You alone can do it, but you can’t do it alone. You have a unique vision and what compels you is deep and personal, but trying to do it all on your own is a recipe for burnout.
Your first job as a leader is to find those who resonate with your dream. You may join them or they may join you, but for any initiative to take root in reality requires that more than just you are sharing that purposeful intent.
Especially when you’re starting something new, unexpected things will arise to take you off-course. After all, your vision requires that you do things you’ve never done before.
Precisely because you don’t have evidence from the past that you can do this, the inevitable breakdowns and problems that arise can seem like evidence that you CAN’T do it. It’s hopeless. You might as well quit, now, rather than continue to beat your head against a wall.