Leonard Schlesinger in Action Trumps Everything writes about how entrepreneurs think:
1. They take a small (smart) step forward.
2. Pause to see what they learned by doing so; and
3. Incorporate that learning into what they do next.
Successful entrepreneurs put thinking into action to see if they are right. Then they act again based on what they learned from the prior action. You can’t predict the future, especially in the age we live, when technology is rapidly redefining how work is done and the economy is changing people’s behavior in unexpected ways. Go with that. You can’t map out a comprehensive predictive business blueprint because there are too many variables. Take one small smart step at a time, adjust, and step again. Action informs the business plan. Not the other way around.