Clear Confident Leader Weekly Observer, Issue #80
From the Greenbelt of Boise Idaho, Shorter Days
As we make the turn toward fall, we feel the change in light, the shortening of the days, and the impulse to act before winter comes.
The actions we take now create the future we’ll experience for many days to come.
We’re constantly choosing how to spend our time and energy, sometimes consciously, and most often not. The most frequent question I hear is, what needs to be done today?
It leads to a frenzy, completing unfinished tasks and “fighting fires” as a sign of “progress”. Most people “fighting fires” eventually burn themselves out.
We rarely ask, what do I need to practice today, to create the future I want?
In a recent conversation with a leader, we talked about the importance of balancing daily production, change projects, and developing himself and his team.
By starting with what do I need to practice today to create the future I want, he was able to identify a simple approach to connect all three. He started with what he would practice to develop himself and his team as they approached each day.
Whether its conscious or not, what we practice today creates the future we will live in tomorrow.
- What are you practicing?
- Is it creating the future you want?
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Let’s choose the future we create!