This headline is alarming in so many ways. Prosperity can turn us into real meatheads! (excuse the pun)
So here’s the deal, Google’s cheese is on the bottom of the cheeseburger. (C’mon Google…even Microsoft got this right, duh!)
For some things in life order matters – very much so. There are times to build a proper foundation. There are times to get out a yardstick and level. On occasion, your project is so important that you will scrap the entire thing several times along the way before getting it right. Other times, the order is worthless. For example, it doesn’t matter if I put my left sneaker on before my right.
VERY LOW on the totem pole of consequence is the order in which I place my cheese. The burger is no less edible and it all ends up in the same place. As you strive to achieve your goals, be careful to pick your battles. Don’t confuse motion with productivity. Get away from the “cheese dilemmas” and worry about making tasty burgers.
THE CHALLENGE: It helps to view excellence as a subtraction exercise more than an addition exercise. Identify the “not so important” things standing in the way of your real burger. Subtract this from your process and move closer to realizing what you truly intend to accomplish.