5 Benefits of the Habit of Fast Execution

Do you want to go far? Cultivate the habit of tackling your tasks and getting them done fast: the habit of fast execution. No time to be cemented in inaction or to put a weak hand to the plow. If you do it, do it. Do it now and get it done.

Execution drives you forward. Scratching tasks off your list induces progress. And that’s what fast execution is about: fast progress.

The habit of fast execution offers many benefits.

1. You Get Feedback

If you’re not certain whether a light bulb works or is burned, screw it into the socket and turn on the switch. The sooner you do it, the sooner you get the feedback you seek. Standing there wondering what to do, only wastes time.

The habit of fast execution puts you in a position to get instant feedback. Pontificating wastes time and doesn’t allow you to tell you whether or not the “light bulb” works. Taking action is more efficient.

The sooner you execute, the sooner you can know if it works and can make adjustments if required.

2. You Adjust Quickly

When it’s time to adjust and change your course of action, the habit of fast execution is precious. It ensures you don’t waste time (pontificating for example).

The discipline action guarantees that you can adjust to any situation that arises. Fast execution ensures that you don’t stay in a rut too long; you’ll act your way out if the rut.

3. You Can Seize Opportunities

To take advantage of an opportunity, you must seize it (i.e. take action) when it’s passing by. If you wait too long, you miss it. When you cultivate the habit of fast execution, the train of opportunity can’t pass you by; while others are wondering what they should do, you jump on that train and enjoy your the journey.

When you cultivate the habit of fast execution, the train of opportunity can’t pass you by; while others are wondering what they should do, you jump on that train and enjoy the journey.

4. You Have an Edge

The difference between professional athletes, such as professional hockey players or basketball players, and the amateurs like me, who play the sport but at a much lower level, is that professional athletes execute at the speed of light, while amateurs execute at the speed of sticky syrup.

“Speed of implementation” gives you an edge. And in a competitive world, having an edge is important.

Being a doer, an action taker, helps you stand out. While others are still deciding what to do, you’ve already taken action.

Someone who gets things done fast and well is a great asset to any organization. These are people organizations want to keep for as long as they can. One way you become invaluable to your organization is by developing a reputation of being someone who gets things done fast and well.

5. You Can Tackle Bigger and Greater Things

The sooner you lay the foundation of the house, the sooner you can build the rest of the house. The sooner you finish this project, the sooner you can tackle a greater one.

There are greater things waiting for you. But before you can tackle them, you must handle what’s currently on your plate. Execution at one level prepares you for execution at a greater level.

The sooner you get “it” done the sooner you can tackle bigger and great things.