I’ve been greatly inspired by these super short videos by General Assembly all couched around the phrase, “Stop Talking, Start Making”.
This phrase resonates with me so much I’m going to get it made into a beautiful poster and put it on my wall as way to bring clarity to the HOW.
It is however, important not to confuse this advice with the idea that talking means communication. The intent of the phrase is definitely not to say stop communicating. I would argue that effective communication is in fact creating – creating understanding.
If there’s anything we do just as often as talking instead of making is doing without effective talking (aka communicating to create understanding).
The phrase means stop theorizing about what you are going to do and instead make it live with action. To use the old cliché, walk the talk.
There are ideas ideas out there which need to be made into reality before we run out of time. We only need to dig but an inch under the surface to discover the desperate need for new ideas. But the bigger and more complex the idea, the more essential it becomes to communicate effectively to bring in the multitudes you will need to make your idea happen.
So stop hiding behind talking about doing, and start creating understanding to bring your ideas to life.