You have to crawl, before you walk… and walk, before you run.
This is only one of many examples in life, where one must master the fundamentals, before moving onto something more advanced.
But we are too often sidetracked by the new and the shiny, on our way to becoming disruptive innovators.
We forget that in order to be successful, we first have to remain true to our First Principles, our core mission, our raison d’etre, before attempting the fancy stuff.
Because if you can’t do the bare minimum of what defines you as a person, as an employee, or as a professional – you’ve failed before you’ve started.
Remember: before going out to conquer and change the world, make sure you’ve taken care of the basics at home, first.
Establish trust in doing the core things required of your position.
Then, feel free to disrupt and innovate, when you’ve proven that you’ve kept the main thing, the main thing.
Go, and be you.