More gapologyPosted: October 15, 2012
A while ago (two years to be precise) I wrote a brief post introducing the science (sic) of gapology. You can read the post here. I’d like to think Seth Godin read my post when writing about another gap many of us fall foul of, namely the wishing/doing gap. Wishing things were different, you had a better job, you were better at performing some task or you could win the lottery or whatever is not only wasting valuable brain-cycles but actually detracts us from doing the work that might just get us to where we want to be (okay winning the lottery is probably not going to happen no matter how much work you put in but you take my point).
One of the key attributes of being a versatilist that we have in the manifesto is that versatilists deliver! People who deliver, or create, rarely have time for wishful thinking, they are doing not wishing. Like Seth says at the end of his post:
“If you can’t influence the outcome, ignore the possibility. It’s merely a distraction.”