“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step,” as Chinese philosopher Laozi said. In corporate jargon, this translates to: think big, start small, scale fast.
Making quick progress / establishing a positive foundation is important
There is a strong case for not striving for perfection from the onset of a problem but, rather, building a “victory inertia” early on. Leadership consultant Michael Watkins argues that quick wins can help build your credibility and create momentum. Nobel laureate Medawar agrees: “it is psychologically most important to get results, even if they are not original.”