Often there is a massive gap between where we are and where we wish we were.
If only we had a vibrant online community. If only we had learned how to put on a successful virtual conference last year. If only the chapters or affiliates were ready to take their meetings online. Right now, associations are rethinking what it means to be an association from value and benefits to financial solvency and sponsorships.
All of a sudden, some very big questions have been delivered right into our laps. And these very big questions can be paralyzing.
There are two ways I deal with very big questions. If I have a vision for where I want to be, I break the project into a million little parts. I start on the first thing I have to do and try my best to forget the rest. Focusing on doing that one small part instead of focusing on the whole thing helps me move forward.
But sometimes I don’t have a clear vision for where I want to be. Sometimes I want to get better, but getting better is not a vision. In this case, I do what seems like the next best little thing.
It is easier to move forward when you are already moving.