"If you don't change direction, you may end up where you're heading."
This quote recently appeared on a calendar I was flipping through as I harriedly went about my daily business, feeling particularly under the gun and frenzied about preparing for a conversation later in the day. It stopped me in my tracks. Where was I headed? If I kept on going this way I would end up frantic, with a less than considered response and with an ultimate interaction void of intention and fueled by reaction. How could I change direction in this moment to improve my outcomes and end up someplace I actually wanted to be as opposed to the frustrated and underperforming spot I’d be in if I kept on this unconsidered path?
Our days are filled with interruptions, distractions, and other people's urgency. If we're not careful, we could spend all of our time only in reaction to those external demands, but where will that lead us—in the short-term and in the long-term?
Where are you heading? If it’s not where you want to be, maybe take a few minutes to think how you might change direction.
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