When a demanding task arrives, like a tender response, it is quite natural to circle around it for a while – and to worry that you are not making any real progress.
Don’t be concerned, this is all part of the process of mastering the task. I find that the process follows the following steps:
- SIZING UP THE TASK – this is the bit where you circle around it.
- GETTING THE MEASURE OF THE TASK – you are now making real progress, and gathering momentum.
- BREAKING THE BACK OF THE TASK – at this point you have done the majority of the work, and can clearly see what remains to be done.
- COMPLETION – This often comes as a surprise. You are on a roll, looking for the next action, and, lo and behold, you have done them all!
Time to review, improve and fine tune!!