week-end report for week 34, 2012

Taking my shot at describing, capturing for future, further access, what I learned this week—whether I really understood it, or not.

week 34, 2012
scaffolding city, shot 38

[1] there's no such thing as starting from scratch

Even if you've just started your business and we've only just now established your QuickBooks company file, your ideas—assumptions, expectations and understandings—are already in place, underlying what we'll establish. Your ideas and mine. Some of it is familiar and/or standard stuff, and it will seem like we're having the same conversation. But we're not.

That will take time, working together, to reach a plateau, where actually both standing on the same ground, with a similar view.

[2] it will take time (and effort)

This is true for pretty much anything. Though, we rarely seem to expect it. I'd rather not dwell on the whys behind that just now, instead to notice, that it just does: take time. To make, or change, or unravel a thing takes time.

To come to a new understanding, habit or process. And make it your own.
That takes time.

Typically more time than you thought it should take—and it takes effort: attention, vigilance that you don't slip back into the earlier iteration of whatever it is you're looking to change, establish, master: experience.

What are you on the verge of?
How much time and (mental, emotional, collaborative) energy did you allot toward making it happen?

[3] other people don't know how far you've come

Only you really know what it took to get here. Perfection and should-be's aside.

You are
making progress.

scaffolding city, shot 38

scaffolding city, shot 38