What about Paralysis through Action? Seems impossible, right? If I’m doing, how can I be paralyzed?
I was talking to an entrepreneur about hisdecision-making style and it was clear that he was highly practical. The highly extrinsic, or practical, is always concerned with doing. They might just ship a bunch of material to a jobsite and begin working on a house without even a set of blueprints. This entrepreneur owns four businesses – one of them in India – and is constantly involved in his teams’ projects and tasks. He’s doing a lot, so he should be highly successful. But is he?
Yes, he makes money. Yes, he has four businesses that are productive. Through our discussion, he realized that while he knew he was moving fast down the highway, he really didn’t have a clear picture of where he wanted to go. He likened it to going to Rockford from Chicago and taking side trips to Schaumburg, Naperville, De Kalb, etc. He might NEVER get to Rockford!
This is what I mean by “Paralysis by Action.”
What do you think? Do you think it can really happen? Any examples? I’d love to hear them.