Food for Thought #5 – Do it!

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Mai 4, 2011

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There it was, just 5 minutes ago. The resistance. I was sitting in front of my laptop, and a voice in my head said: „Let’s go downstairs to watch TV. It doesn’t matter if you don’t write your post today. Do it tomorrow or at the weekend.“. Today is one of these days, where it was more difficult to overcome the resistance. Now I’m sitting here and do it. I defeated the resistance, at least for today…

Last week I wrote my first children’s story (If you speak German, you can read it here). I carried this idea with me for quite a long time. Every evening, when I bring my kids to bed, I tell them a home made story. Some month ago I thought, it would be fun to write these stories down and share them, but I didn’t do it. Until last week. I created a twitter account, a facebook fanpage, a blog and wrote the first story. The feedback was overwhelming, and I thought to myself „Why didn’t you take this step earlier?“ The answer is simple: Because my lizard brain told me that I can’t do it and that I’ll make a fool of myself.

What ideas are you carrying around for some time? What crazy dreams do you have? What is the one thing you want to share? If you wait any longer, this idea or dream will sooner or later die. Don’t plan too much, just do it. Now! Pick your idea and let it happen. If you still need some advice of how to overcome your personal resistance, there are some great books out there, that can help you:

I’m sure there are even more books out there. Feel free to add them in the comments.

I carried this idea with me for quite a long time. Every evening, when I bring my kids to bed, I tell them a home made story. Some month ago I thought, it would be fun to write these stories down and share them, but I didn’t do it. Until last week. I created a twitter account, a facebook fanpage, a blog and wrote the first story. The feedback was overwhelming, and I thought to myself „Why didn’t you take this step earlier?“ The answer is simple: Because my lizard brain told me that I can’t do it and that I’ll make a fool of myself.

What idea are you carrying around for some time? What crazy dreams do you have? What is the one thing you want to share? If you wait any longer, this idea or dream will sooner or later die. Don’t plan too much, just do it. Now! Pick your idea and let it happen. If you still need some advice of how to overcome your personal resistance, there are some great books out there, that can help you:

About the author 

Marc Löffler

Marc Löffler ist Keynote-Speaker, Autor und Mentor für passionierte Scrum Master. Er befasst sich schon seit 2005 leidenschaftlich mit agilen Methoden, wie z.B. Scrum, Kanban oder eXtreme Programming. Bevor er mit dem Thema Agilität in Berührung gekommen war, hat er als zertifizierter Projektmanager (IPMA) bei Firmen wie Volkswagen, Siemens und EADS erfolgreich multinationale Projekte geleitet. Mit Begeisterung hilft er Unternehmen dabei, agile Werte zu verstehen und genau die Form von Agilität zu finden, die zum jeweiligen Unternehmen passt. Dabei nutzt er sein PASSION Modell, um die jeweilige Situation zu analysieren und sinnvolle nächste Schritte hin zur passionierten, agilen Organisation zu definieren. Er liebt es, neue Einsichten zu generieren, und unterstützt Unternehmen dabei, Probleme aus kreativen, neuen Blickwinkeln zu betrachten. Seit September 2018 ist er zertifizierter Professional Speaker GSA (SHB) mit der besten Keynote seines Jahrgangs. Im Jahr 2014 erschien sein Buch „Retrospektiven in der Praxis“ beim dpunkt.verlag. Im Jahr 2018 folgte das Buch „Improving Agile Retrospectives“ bei Addison Wesley. Im Februar 2022 folgte dann das Buch "Die Scrum Master Journey" beim BusinessVillage Verlag.

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