Words of the Week – get the ball rolling


Get the ball rolling (image: mrjoro)

Get the ball rolling means to start a task or project, even if you do not have all of the necessary information for completing it. The point is to begin so you can gain momentum to power you through to completion.

I am currently working on a partnership opportunity for MBA in the USA™ intercultural workshops. Being a natural researcher, I planned to conduct a few interviews before submitting ideas for a proposal, but was unable to make that happen in a timely fashion. I emailed my potential partner with several ideas and a plan to generate additional options. Here’s an excerpt: “I’m sure those meetings will generate many more ideas, but I wanted to get the ball rolling since I promised you feedback as soon as possible.” I’m really excited about this opportunity – fingers crossed!

Author: Grayson Leverenz

Grayson Leverenz founded MBA in the USA® to help international students build networks, find jobs, and have fun in the USA. Hundreds of global professionals have benefited from Grayson’s intercultural workshops, and she has worked with people from Brazil, China, India, South Africa, South Korea, the UK, and the USA to build effective virtual teams and craft brilliant careers.

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