It seems like I usually underestimate the time it takes to complete a substantial project.
You may recall way back in October-November that I had new floors installed. Following that, we decided we needed new doors to go with the floors. It took me a month to finally get the doors ordered and another month for them to arrive. After that, I needed to get them stained and finished, which took another couple of weeks.
Friday, 13 doors were delivered to my house. I will be doing the install, so I’m sure this will drag out for another couple of weeks.
Back in early January, I almost ordered all of the wood for the door, window, and baseboard trim. If I had, all of that wood would be sitting in my shop taking up valuable space.
Thankfully, I delayed. Now I can fully focus on the doors without being distracted by or having to work around the wood for the trim.
How does this apply to strategic leadership?
If your organization is hanging new doors, does it make sense to also start the trim work? If it is being done by different people, then maybe. If the same people are doing both, then why would you do that to them?
Do good and be well,