Crawl, Walk, Run

Here’s a concept for you.  Before you launch that revolutionary innovative idea, or tackle that BHAG (Big Harry Audacious Goal), it might be wise to start small.

Maybe you should practice that skill at a lower level until it is mastered before you move on to the next step. 

Maybe there’s something you just can’t understand at that higher level without knowing what it takes to exist at the lower level.

Maybe you’ll give up altogether if it is too difficult to reach that final state.

Sometimes when we learn about how awesome running is and how it can get you places so much faster, we want to just do that first, and don’t have time for that crawling and walking stuff.  But sometimes it’s just not possible to really run correctly without taking the time to master the crawling and walking stages.

Are there things you could be better at if you went back to crawling or walking?

Are there things you’ve been putting off because you haven’t felt ready to run yet?  What could be a crawling stage to get you started?