Deligent Execution is all that matters.
Be it any project – large or small, high-tech or low-tech, personal or professional, one of the most important factors that decides the fate of the project is the rigour with which it is executed. Execution is what gets the ball rolling, acts as a clear differentiator and truly provides one with a competitive edge.
You would agree that it is execution that takes an idea from conception to a marketable product or a service. No matter how good your idea is, if it is not backed up with some deligent and rigorous execution, I am afraid the concept or the idea may never get to see the light of the day.
Execution is critical. Action is what is required. And irrespective of the outcome, at the end of it, there is always something to learn. But that can not be known, unless one acts. Spending time thinking, discussing and analysing, is not going to take one a long way. Not that they are not important, but if not backed by execution they do not hold any importance any ways.
ACTION differentiates the thinkers from doers. There is a lot of power in action. There might be a lot of people who may be thinking on the same product idea as you are, but how many of them end up developing a product out of it, and less, how many of them are really successful? So what is the difference between these classes of people? Action.
This is how Nandan Nilekani, CEO Infosys, praises Mukesh Ambani, “His genius, his strength, is that he’s enormously good at executing large projects. He is able to assemble large numbers of people, the project-management skills, the capital and then execute.” Clearly the focus is on one’s execution skills.
Those who execute win. So if you think you have something to build or pursue, go ahead and embrace execution. Relentlessly execute and execute well !!