This week I'm at National 4-H Conference in Washington DC. I'm chaperoning Utah's youth delegation as they work to create solutions to our our nation's biggest problems (STEM education, bullying, feeding a growing worlds, obesity).
During the conference I like to check my LinkedIn, where I often find the best content to feed my hungry interests. I came across this incredibly motivating post about "ideas" and "execution" by Gary Vaynerchuk.
Gary's perspective reminded me how nearly worthless ideas are without execution. Then I remembered what Derek Sivers had to say about Ideas x Execution:
This content provided me with an important lesson to teach these 4-H youth leaders before they give the presentations (about their ideas) to the federal government. Here's what I told them:
Ideas on their own are just a multiplier, they're worth NOTHING without execution.
I then added the most important part of making a conference effective:
Go home and DO SOMETHING! TRY! MAKE a DIFFERENCE! Otherwise all this time and effort was a waste.
Then I read this quote from Gary's post:
Put in the work. Execute, and then you've got a shot. Your ideas are cute and all, but without execution, most of you will fail.
Thanks for the content and perspective Gary! (@garyvee) You inspired a very effective debriefing session with passionate youth leaders on the cusp of making a huge difference in their communities, nation, and world.
Paul Hill, Ph.D.
I design, plan, and evaluate economic development programs for Utah State University.
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