Michael Hyatt just hit a nerve for me – I’ve been thinking about this kind of stuff for awhile now, what with attempting to use the GTD system, career stuff, etc. Hopefully someone else will also find it useful!
He discusses a recommendation he’d make to an aspiring young person on how to “get to the top” (ok, I’m not terribly young… but still). His response? “responsiveness.”
He goes on to talk about playing tag as a child, and compares winning tag (making someone else “it” quickly) to a winning career strategy: “Just like the game, if you stay “it” too long, you lose. The only winning strategy is to respond quickly and make someone else “it.”
He then says “you are building your reputation – your brand – one response at a time.”
Lots more there – good stuff.