“Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is to not stop questioning.” ― Albert Einstein
How are you moving forward in your life as a leader? Yes, as a person with influence and relationships and responsibilities?
In any journey, we find Here and There realities. It’s pretty simple really. I am here and I want to be there, there is better than here.
What is difficult, especially for busy people, is gaining a depth of understanding about where they are and what it will take to move forward. This can be true about one’s career, relationships, finances, health, or spirituality.
Last week I asked the question: Where do you need alignment?
When you understand the pressure of time and our inclination to drift we need opportunities to re-align. Leap Year is that “extra day” for cosmic concerns; every four years is the solution.
But the real issue is not cosmic in nature, it is personal.
Future success requires listening to your story for truth; then you can close the gaps between what you believe to be reality and reality; between your behavior and your desired outcome as a leader.
- Where do you need to correct the drift in your story?
- What will it take to align your story with reality?
- When do you have time and place for reflection?
Three Powerful Little Questions
If success, personal or business, matters to you here are three simple questions to give thought to. While simple, they may require some thought. As Albert Einstein said, “It is not that I’m so smart. But I stay with the questions much longer.” ― Albert Einstein
Perhaps you’ll see that the littleness of these three questions requires a large amount of thought … here they are:
1. What got you here?
2. Where is there?
3. How will you get there?
Here can refer to many things in your Story. What got you here in your work, relationships, behaviors, finances, thinking, performance, physically, emotionally?
While here may in fact be celebrated, what’s next is better, yet. What’s your destiny? What other contribution do want to make? How do you want to show up? How much influence do you want in life? What do you want for that relationship? What performance level do you aspire to?
How is intentionality, what process must be engaged, what plan devised, what path will you follow to get There?
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