For most of us, a day at work is a day of emergencies, alerts and meetings. Instinctively we all agree that this is not the most efficient and productive way to work, but we are not clear on the impact. What are we missing? What can be done?
We walk looking down…
Some days ago, after leaving my son at the nursery, I was coming back home with my eyes glued on the phone, looking at my emails and scheduled meetings, to have an sense of my workload for the day. While walking I almost hit a pole!
The pole was there since a long time, clear under the sun and visible from far, and I still had to do an emergency maneuver to avoid it. Let me repeat, I ended up in an emergency situation to avoid a pole!
I ended up in an emergency situation for something that is visible, easy to avoid and non-moving. I had lost my medium term vision, and missed countless opportunities to be pro-active and change my course. I was too focused on short term, the now.
The same happen in a life made of emergencies, alerts and meetings. The focus is always on the immediate issues. The medium and long term goals and activities are lost in the blur util they become too close and become the next emergency or regrets.
Rise your head and look forward
The next time you feel under constant fire, take a day off, take a step back and rise your head. Look around you, look who is next to you, look where you want to go, find a path to get there, write it down and keep it close to you. The next day at work, create some time – even 5 minutes- to reach your goal, do the same the following day, and again, and again.
Every day, you’ll be walking on a path you choose, going in a direction you choose. It will change your day and probably your life. Do it even if the rest of the day is chaos.[reminder]Do you have an opinion? As an intelligent person, you do. Be courageous and share it and lets discuss it.[/reminder]
Have a great day, have a great life