I am so blessed. I wake up every day and do what I love, with folks I genuinely love & care for. These folks are all incredibly talented far beyond comprehension and are constantly coming up with awesome new ideas, as the business skyrockets upwards. We encourage any and all ideas and create a backlog in which we store all of our thoughts. With so much excitement, energy and innovation, I’m sure you can all imagine how full this product backlog is. If you can’t imagine it, just imagine a very full backlog of awesome ideas.
Having so many ideas running around, it’s often difficult to maintain a focus on the bigger product strategy. While working towards the bigger strategic items, other scenarios often get in the way, defocussing from the greater goal; The Prize.
If you’ve ever been in a similar situation, here’s a quick quote from a song that relates directly to this:
Hey man, stay focussed. Keep your eyes on the prize.
While taking advice from song lyrics is definitely something I wouldn’t recommend, these words feel important to me.
Figure out what your prize is and stop at nothing to get to it. Smaller items will come up while you’re working towards the greater goal… and that’s okay. Whenever something stands in your way, picture my voice in your head saying; “Hey man, stay focussed”.