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Ricardo (4s): Hello, everyone. Welcome to the Five Minutes podcast today I'd like to talk about Movement and Progress and I want to start with the quote Movement is Not Necessarily Progress so let me explain to you, what do I mean by that is that it's very easy today to see the professionals, to see companies', to see governments, moving, moving creating things, creating, or have a new project, a new project, a new project, the new initiative, a new project, and you do this and knew that. And then at the end, you say, are you just moving? Or you were making progress? But in order to understand what is making progress, we need to understand what is Progress.
Ricardo (49s): So the first thing we need to understand that Progress has a very intimate assumption. You are moving from something that is worse to something that is better. This is Progress. You are moving from something that you believe it's worse into something that you believe it's better. And then you built a plan or a blueprint that will guide you through that direction. And then instead of moving, you create the steps you believe will guide you to that. But sometimes when we became anxious and when we start seeing other people move in, we say, Oh my God, I need to start moving.
Ricardo (1m 31s): I need to start moving. And if you don't know what is the direction you want to move, you are just wasting energy. Let me give you two quotes that I want you to think about them. The first one is Alice in wonderland, and I sat this a couple of times before. So when Alice in the Lewis Carroll book, when she starts sleeping and she get into the dream and she has a crossroad with the cat, and then she asked the cat, where should I go? Which road should I take? And the cat asked her, where do you wanna go? And she said, well, I don't know. I don't know where I want to go. And then the cat answer. So it doesn't matter. You can take anyone.
Ricardo (2m 13s): So it's exactly. So Movement is just the act of spending energy, money, and resources. Progress is when you do this, Movement Aiming to move from something that is worse into something that is better, you know exactly what is the end result. And you have a very good sense of direction. Let me give you a second example, a second example I'm facing today. And I'm talking now with my colleagues You that are listening to that is that today there are so many online courses. There are so many things happening online, right? The lives.
Ricardo (2m 52s): And then I see people extremely busy. I have meetings, I have this live, I have this, I have this online, online, online, online, and then people are very busy. But then I ask a question, are they making Progress or they're just moving. Because most of them, they are starting doing different things and they have no clue what is the better option for them. So the first thing you need to do before or start a movement, a clear understanding where you want to go. When I say exact, I need to be cautious with that. I'm not saying exact point in the future, but the line, and then you create the organized movement that will move you into that direction.
Ricardo (3m 36s): It's not just busy by being busy because the problem is that we start creating a fictitious a reality. When we start seeing other people, very busy around us, and then we say, Oh, I need to be busy too. I need to be busy. I'm so busy because busy means Movement means I'm making progress because I'm busy. These does not make sense. You need to understand that Progress is a movement towards producing something. That's for you, for your company is a better position than now, otherwise. You are just wasting energy. And I want to finish with the quote of Eliyahu Goldratt in the book, a goal that is probably one of my top five quotes in life.
Ricardo (4m 25s): Is that "the first thing you need to do when you are inside a hole is to stop digging, stop digging, no movement whatsoever", enjoy your week. And to see you next week with another five minutes, Podcast.