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Internal Scorecard #12: Once More Into The Breach

"Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more; Or close the wall up with our English dead. In peace there's nothing so becomes a man As modest stillness and humility: But when the blast of war blows in our ears, Then imitate the action of the tiger"

-- Shakespeare, Henry V


I write these Internal Scorecards up, usually weekly, so that you can see the pragmatic applications of strategy, habits, operations, production, etc. The good and bad, the upsides and downs, and so on. I get a lot out of it too -- it gives me and external accountability mechanism, and good feedback.

This one covers 11 August to 17 August.

Monsters of Mice - A Meditation / Ramble

On The Words of Focus Project

A few days ago, I was putting off writing a newsletter. I'd been putting it off for days.

Why? Because it was a huge, unclear, creative, hairy goal.

Until, one day, I promised myself that it would be done. And I did it. And it only took a few hours. And it wasn't that hard.

I'd created a monster in my head. A huge mountain of a task to scale when, in fact, this was something I had done hundreds of times before and could do again.

There was a hard part. The first 10 minutes. I had to go from off to writing, while surmounting the unknown structure and beginning to put words on paper.

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