Is Your LIFE Being Choked?
We often forget to see what we are about. We are so busy earning a living to support ourselves and our family that we forget to see if we are happy. Are we doing what is best for us? I wrote a blog awhile back called Your Why. We explored WHY YOU want to be in business or not. Why you get up in the morning or evening and go to your job. Is it all about the income? Most likely not. But, would you like to do more, better, successfully?
We may not realize it but we may be choked – restricted to the ‘current situations’ without seeing a way out. A friend posted this video today for leaders. It is excellent and really identifies that many of us, as leaders, are “prone to move from one task to the next with mental speed and insightful clarity”. Even when we set goals and start implementing the Plan, we find “distractions, busyness, and just plain old bad habits have a way of gradually yet persistently working their way into our lives”. Soon we are ‘back to the old’, go to work, eat, sleep and forget about our passions, dreams, and goals. We often forget our hobbies and relationships too. My friend calls this “getting off purpose”.
“As leaders it is important that we get to the root of matters. Paying attention to the details while still seeing the big picture isn’t always easy. Even if you’re not very good at both, at least be aware of the importance of both to avoid getting blind-sided. Surround yourself with complementary talent and trusted advisors so you grasp a greater perspective and insight for an important matter. This will free you to do more of what you do best more profitably. No sense getting lost in the bushes and choked out of the beauty of how your business can bloom and grow”. ~ Kevin McCarthy