Progress is rarely a straight line

Progress is rarely a straight line

It’s inevitable that projects will hit setbacks. It’s even more true for projects that involve creating new solutions, as compared to those with well-tested plans.

My dad often quoted a line from Robert Burn’s poem, ‘To a Mouse’:

The best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry

Progress is rarely a straight line. Overcome the setbacks.

progress-is-rarely-steady.jpeg by Andrew Maury