Why Pause When Moving Forward
Updated: Aug 29, 2019
"Follow effective action with quiet reflection. Follow quiet reflection, with more effective action"
It is one thing to be hell bent on achieving results, however what happens when we lose sight of how we achieve those results.
As a business owner or a manager, MD or chief management, what happens when our ‘pursuit for happiness’ comes at the expense of others…?
How do we take stock.
Surely it isn’t when we realise everyone is leaving and we’re the only one standing ?
Surely it isn’t the adage “they weren’t the right for our culture” when perhaps they were exactly what was required ?
To grow is more than just to profit
To grow is to consider and value, and we cannot do that, if we do not reflect, benchmark, include and model on relevant examples.
In essence, to grow is to take people with you
Growth doesn’t just happen: create a plan
If you focus on goals you may achieve goals but not growth: if you focus on growth you will grow and achieve goals.
Externally: you grow by including others and learning how to work with people
Internally: you change the way you approach personal growth
We grow when we reflect upon and apply the following:
stop thinking more work, focus on what worksstop thinking can I (limitation), focus on how can I (opportunity)believe in your potential and persevere: don’t give in, use failures to learn and growstop thinking one option, focus on multiple options: increase capacity by introducing more optionsstop what is expected, focus on providing more than expected
When we stop reflecting, we stop growing. It is a simple equation aka self-education.
“You cannot give what you do not have”
When we ask ourselves and encourage our team members to ask:
what good you can do today: what good you have done today: then we create quiet reflection, consideration and communication
When we project the characteristics:
gratitude is our attitudeputting people first: “a measure of success is not how people serve you rather how many people you serve”not focusing on possessions, rather giving to othersnot allowing people to own you, rather valuing and encouraging othersfocusing on self-development not self-fulfilment
If you found a solution that required just a simple tweak, would it be worthwhile investigating
How would your life look in 1 month, 6 months, 3 years with re-prioritisation ?
If you knew how to change your current situation : Would you ?
If you’ve got the purpose - I’ve got the way forward !
The way forward is so much easier than we think
If it matters to You : it matters to Me
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