We are stubborn on vision. We are flexible on details.
I’m easily inspired, but it is rare that I feel truly punched in the gut by someone’s words. This phrase, hell this entire commentary from Bezos made me stop dead in my tracks and think about the way I approach the world.
I’m often accused of being rigid and I am. It is a byproduct of my everyday battle with my ADHD. If I don’t build walls for myself, I don’t get anywhere. But if I end up being too rigid, I will quickly box myself in. It’s a delicate balance and I have a feeling these words are going to become a bit of a guiding light.
I’ve always been overly focused on the details and have likely underemphasized the overall vision. Thanks, Jeff,1 for some well needed perspective.
I feel like we are buddies now and should clearly be on a first-name basis… ↩