I’ve been reading about successful companies and business leaders for a better part of a decade, and there’s one thing that almost always stands out.

They move quickly.

Moving quickly is the difference between an idea sitting on your todo list and becoming a reality (or having your idea executed by someone else.)

Moving quickly is the difference between riding the wave and being hit by it.

There’s a reason why many successful people respond to important emails in minutes.

There’s a reason why so many success stories were “early.” — hint the moved fast.

Strategy and planning is important but so is moving quickly.