Friday, April 26, 2019

Lean Quote: Don't Think, Don't Hesitate, Don't Doubt.

On Fridays I will post a Lean related Quote. Throughout our lifetimes many people touch our lives and leave us with words of wisdom. These can both be a source of new learning and also a point to pause and reflect upon lessons we have learned. Within Lean active learning is an important aspect on this journey because without learning we can not improve.


"Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will." — Karim Seddiki

When you doubt, your mind believes what you feel and think and you will start to program yourself that your dreams are impossible to achieve.

Failure typically motivates you to try harder so that you succeed the next time you attempt to reach your dreams.

Doubt can sidetrack from your objectives. This can cause you to turn down the wrong path, or even to give up entirely.

When you fail, you become strong. And you make it one step closer to your goals. If you keep moving forward you will eventually succeed at reaching the prize.

Early Failure Examples Who Persevered:

Henry Ford: Failed and fell broke five times before he founded the successful Ford Motor Company.

R. H. Macy: Macy started seven failed business before finally hitting big with his store in New York City.

Soichiro Honda: Honda was turned down by Toyota Motor Corporation for a job after interviewing for a job as an engineer, leaving him jobless for quite some time. He started making scooters at home, and only started the Honda motor group after being spurred on by his neighbors.

Akio Morita (founder of Sony): Morita’s first product was a rice cooker that burned rice. It sold less than 100 units. This first setback didn’t stop Morita and his partners as they pushed forward to create a multi-billion dollar company.

Bill Gates: The Harvard drop-out’s first business venture was a massive failure.


Doubt is early, it's before the action. Failure is later, after. Don't let doubt build up, nip it in the bud. Don't think, don't hesitate, don't doubt.

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