The Bannister Method

More wisdom from Seth Godin:

Roger Bannister did something that many people had said was impossible.He ran a mile in less than four minutes.The thing is, he didn’t accomplish this by running a mile as fast as he could.He did it by setting out to run a mile in one second faster than four minutes.

Source: Seth’s Blog: The Bannister Method

Of course you should read the whole thing.

The point is we should avoid trying to do impossible things and instead take a series of smaller possible steps. That is certainly true when it comes to digitizing your office. Start with a single possible step.

BTW I ran the mile as a high schooler. I was more in the five minute range. I was never really very good but I learned a great deal about goal setting mental attitude, effort and reward.

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