I don’t know what I’m doing

I don’t know what I am doing.

I’m stumbling around in the dark, feeling for the light switch.

I’m not sure what ‘Decrapify Work’ means. But I know it needs to happen.

So I don’t have a glib ‘elevator pitch’. I can’t tell you what I do. I don’t have a product to sell you.

I am searching, trying things out, asking questions, listening and seeing what emerges. At the moment, I think I can see some dim shapes in the gloom but I can’t say what they are, or even if they’re real.

This is work in today’s world. 

It’s not work as I understood it, as I was brought up to think of work. Objectives, goals, plans, metrics. Neatly defined and confined to the do-able and the measurable. Tick lists and KPIs, function and outputs.

This is formless, messy, ambiguous and uncertain. I don’t know what the objective is, much less have any idea when I’ll get there. I don’t know what the outcome will be, or even if there will be one.

Apart from learning and growth. Which will surely lead to new explorations and new discoveries.

I still don’t know what I’m doing. 

Not yet, anyway.

But it is the work that needs to be done.

Why not come and help me do it?

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