I saw this picture on Linked.in and it kind of stuck with me because it shows a sad truth: Too often, we don’t take the time to work on the really important stuff.
I don’t only experience this in my client work but can see me falling into this trap myself time and again.
I am sure everybody remembers a situation where we don’t see the big picture.
How often do we say: I need to hire more people but don’t have the time to find new employees because I am too busy with the work they should be doing?
Who wasn’t in a situation where he realized he needs to delegate a task but felt that taking the time to explain it could be saved by doing it himself?
And thus we don’t invent the wheel and continue wasting ressources.
But these situations are opportunities to improve. So when we feel that we don’t have time to invent the wheel, we should at least make sure to write down the idea. Later, when the time comes and you build it, write down how you built it. Because then your invention can be leveraged and spread.
And when you see someone on the street selling the stuff that solves your problems, at least take the time to consider it!