Usain Bolt false starts, eliminated from 100m final.
Instead of beating the clock, he beat the starting gun.
“Three steps into the race after the gun blasted, Bolt’s face turned into a primal scream. And in one instinctive move he started pulling off his Jamaica shirt, needing no one to tell him he had made the biggest error in his career.” Associated Press
In the business world, is there such a thing as a false start?
While we worry about “analysis paralysis”, we should be equally worried about “premature execution.”
The purpose of a completion is not to treat the project as a to do, it’s to emotionally connect to the intended goal and just maybe exceed it.
Forget the clock, forget the starting gun and focus on how you want to feel for a job well-done.