Don’t let anyone tell you differently, the actual job of governing isn’t that hard. It’s just telling people what to do after all. The trick is being smart enough to have some kind of idea what the best thing to do actually is. Luckily, ninety odd percent of the time, people actually already know, they just want someone to confirm what they think they should do is a good idea.
– P.S. Power, The Builder
What we often need to hear is another voice telling us that what we are planning to do is a good idea. That positive feedback is what people usually need to dare to take that extra step. In my opinion it is much better to get started than to do everything perfectly. So I am much more keen of saying and I rather hear; ‘Sounds great, go for it!’ than to hear people comment on every little detail of the plan that might go wrong.