Thinking Before Doing

As I transition away from working in corporate environment to a full-time entrepreneur, I’ve run into a strange problem lately – passion. Big companies do things because a) they’re easy or b) they’re cost effective. However, the opposite is true for startups. Startups are driven by pure passion and the drive to solve hard problems.

Whether it’s re-inventing e-commerce (shameless plug) or disrupting medicine, there is a lot of work that needs to be done.

Big ideas take a long time to come to fruition and every action needs to be deliberate. When you try to grow too fast – you stumble. When you mix terminology – you lose credibility. When you try and do everything in one single day – you burn out. Once or twice – they’re necessary. However, when they become daily problems – you’re doing things without thinking. And that will ultimately haunt you in the short term and long term.

So, next time you want to do something – think. Even if it is for just a minute. It’ll serve you well in the long term.