A well-known tale of literary folklore, the emperor’s new clothes represents something that is widely accepted as true due to a lack of willingness of most people to criticise it.

Modern examples of this concept exist today in many aspects of life and work. One embodiment is an entrepreneur who focuses on mindset, strategy and vision but misses out execution.

Daily inner work but no outer work.

Vision boarding with no product creation.

Mindset mantras with no sales.

Strategy with no action.

Not working instead of networking.

It’s sitting back and letting the money flow without laying the foundations. Overthinking and second guessing instead of experimenting and introducing. It’s self-sabotage masked as personal development. Hope is not a strategy and visualisation is not a substitute for hard work although together they are powerful.

Just try. Just act. Just pick up the phone. Just attend. Just work.