it’s okay to postpone that best-laid plan

It’s still July.

You might have an exciting BIG IDEA in the hopper. And I’m a fan of big ideas, for sure. I regularly ask you, right here on this blog, to consider brave changes.

But there’s also a time to quit. Or pause. Or postpone.

It’s still July.

You still have the chance to look objectively at that one BIG IDEA and recognize that it’s not ready. And I don’t mean it’s not perfect, because we often need to start things that aren’t perfect.

But if you truly stepped away from your idea, if you were able to view it objectively, if you got other people’s honest input on it (and they haven’t been captivated by it too much)… then you’d discern that it’s not quite “ready for prime time,” sustainable, workable, “your best foot forward,” “major league ready,” or otherwise your very best next move.

I’m becoming more convinced that a bias toward action is a great quality. But that doesn’t mean you don’t still need the wisdom to quit.

Or postpone.

After all, it’s still July.

*If you want a quick tutorial on making this kind of decision, I’d encourage you to read The Dip by Seth Godin before the school year. It’s a tiny book, 80 small-size pages. Full title? The Dip: A Little Book That Teaches You When to Quit (And When to Stick).

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