That’s why practicing active waiting makes sense. Here’s what we mean:
- Keep your priorities clear but your vision “fuzzy”: Don’t fixate on internal goals and operations so strongly that you miss external opportunities when they come along.
- Study the future. That often means testing new ideas in small ways so you can pick up on trends before they emerge.
- Amass cash and other resources so you can quickly deploy them when opportunity strikes.
- Build internal efficiencies, cut costs and improve products. It sounds like ho-hum advice, but this emphasis provides a solid foundation for quick action when you need it.