Speed of execution

Speed of execution is a powerful capability to have in our arsenal.

The underappreciated aspect of moving fast is that a significant part of our ability to do this plays out in our own minds. And, to that end, there are three super powers that help us make speed our ally –

1. A relentless focus on forward motion/progress (at the expense of any illusion of perfection) on things we control

2. Obsessing about the work without worrying about how the credit will be distributed

3. Being incredibly hard to offend

Sometimes, even small margins in speed of execution can have massive downstream impact on our products, businesses, and careers. And, each of these superpowers helps with those margins.

Of course, if we’re able to operate with a combination of these, the results tend to be formidable.