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From Know-How to Do-How: The Short and Simple Guide to Making Change Happen by Ian Roberts, Dave Corbet

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BE PRECISE ABOUT WHAT THE BREAKTHROUGH LOOKS, SOUNDS, AND FEELS LIKE

The more precise you are, the easier it is to change. We could just leave this section at that, but if you are really paying attention to what we are saying you might be asking a number of questions, such as:

Who do you mean by “you”?

Precise about what?

Easier in what way?

Change what, exactly?

These questions illustrate that in the normal use of language we leave a lot of detail to be filled in by the context or the reader’s imagination. This is fine most of the time, but if we want to give ourselves the best possible chance of making a breakthrough, it really helps to spell out all the details. The full sentence, if we fill in all the blanks, becomes something like:

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