The Law of Diminishing Intent

How Leaders Manage

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Many times as managers, coaches, or leaders we think we have to become experts in a new area before we take the step and try something new.  The people we lead do the same thing.  We all think that we have to know all aspects about something before we can start.  Learning all aspects and becoming an expert in a particular area takes a huge investment of time and energy.  This unfortunately leads people to fall prey to the Law of Diminishing Intent.

If we don’t take action soon, when the idea strikes us and the emotion is high, fairly soon the urgency starts to diminish.  The morale of learning something new falls by the way side and we never act.  The key is to not just learn, but to act as you learn.

Jim Rohn put it like this.  People who are learning without taking action, is like…

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