We’ve made lists for as long as we’ve been able to write.
When we say ‘list’, we can visualize what that looks like. Work we can’t visualize, doesn’t get done:
- A series of to-dos you can list out and complete can be mapped out and worked through. You can see how many you’ve done, and what’s left. Easy to visualize, easy to do.
- A series of tasks you can’t mentally visualize, such as complex network relations or projects with multiple in-progress dependencies, are much harder to visualize. Harder to visualize, harder to do.
Without good vision, good work doesn’t get done. Add vision and watch impossible tasks become merely logistical.