The Lighter Side: Landing the Plane

September 29, 2012

“We need to stop plotting the course and instead just land the plane on our plans to make a difference by getting to the “do” part of faith.” ― Bob Goff in Love Does

photo by Travis S.

Question: Are you circling for too long looking for the perfect landing spot?


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  • Reply Ann Musico September 29, 2012 at 9:33 am

    I was for a long time and in a new project I’m working on that’s definitely something I need to guard against – I tend to stay in planning mode longer than necessary – thanks for the reminder!

    • Reply Michael Good September 29, 2012 at 10:31 pm

      Sure thing, Ann. I like what @skipprichard:disqus  said here in the comments, “analysis is good, paralysis is not.”

      What’s this new project have to do with?

      • Reply Ann Musico September 30, 2012 at 4:56 pm

         I mentioned, I think, to you and Claudia previously about contacting moms groups about nutrition and the Beyond Organic products – well I also am revising my child’s nutrition evaluation page and adding some content and hoping this will provide something valuable to moms who are concerned with improving their children’s nutrition.

        • Reply Claudia Good September 30, 2012 at 8:35 pm

          This is a really cool idea Ann!
          I know as a mom I am always looking for new ideas of what to make for Jude that is healthy! Have you had much interest?

          • Ann Musico October 1, 2012 at 5:14 am

             Thanks Claudia – I am getting ready to promote it more heavily so I’m hoping to get a lot of interest because I think it’s so important to give kids the best start possible in every way.

  • Reply Michael Wright September 29, 2012 at 5:34 pm

    I like Bob Goff’s philosophy of “doing”.  It’s in the doing that you are really learning and correcting your plan anyways.  “Faith without works is dead”.

    • Reply Michael Good September 29, 2012 at 10:29 pm

      Absolutely, Michael. That’s the fun (and often scary) part!

  • Reply Skip Prichard September 29, 2012 at 7:58 pm

    Circling too long in business can lead to a leadership failure. Many times you need to act with less than perfect information.  The important leadership distinction is to know when it’s possible to act and when you need a bit more time.  In other words, analysis is good…paralysis not so good! (And I really enjoyed Bob’s book.)

    • Reply Michael Good September 29, 2012 at 10:28 pm

      That’s wisdom there, Skip. When I launched my business, I was scared. I didn’t have all the information. However, I knew I had checked and rechecked all my figures, projections, and the market. I just needed to jump. So, that’s what I did. It wasn’t easy, but 7 months later, I had replaced my income and was so glad I jumped!

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