(This post is from another Jessie blog, Fourth Wave Business, and is republished here for your enjoyment!)
On a recommendation from a peer, I watched the TED Talk by Clayton Christensen which you can check out here. It was a little tough for me to follow at times but I did get some nuggets of wisdom that I’ll share with you!
We as humans are always in the pursuit of achievement. We will do what results in the most immediate evidence of achievement rather than work on that more long-term intangible goal way off in the distance. As soon as he explained this tendency I realized that I am in fact doing it right now – I’m writing a blog post (which I can hit that Publish button and see immediate results!) instead of working on my website (which I hate and won’t actually be up and running for a while. . . probably because I keep procrastinating like this. . . crap. . .). What I got from Clay’s speach was that I should work on the harder intangible things that will result in greater success further in the future. Ugh. FINE! I’ll work on my website!
A few other points were made in the video but I’m too tired to formulate thoughts on them right now so I’m off to bed!