There is an allure about achievement...at least there is for me. I consider myself to be fairly driven in just about everything I do. Career, relationships, family, music, fitness, faith...it's full speed all the time.
It feels like I'm always pushing to meet the next milestone or deadline or goal. The "next" thing is always the most important...
The Time Is Now
Recently I've taken on a new perspective on...well...just about everything. Reaching for the "next best thing" doesn't seem to work out very often.
Sure, we need to be prepared, but being prepared at the expense of the people and world around us right now is a major miss.
Looking ahead...too far ahead...no longer makes sense.
Do I have long-term goals? Of course I do! Do I want to maximize my time here while I still have that fire in my belly? You bet I do!
But, do I want to look so far down the trail that I miss most of the things that are important today?
Somewhere between planning everything so tightly that I end up closing my mind to what's really important; and, not paying attention to today is where I'm going to land.
Showing empathy, appreciating the roller coaster ride that each day brings, and keeping those most important to me at the top of my priority list are really what matters most, right?
How About You
It's not really about balance...it's about focusing on your true priorities. Write them down, practice focusing on them, and deliver for those close to you, for your organization, and for yourself each day.
I'd love to hear from you.