Which do you choose?
Local- making all the stops along the way to your destination, meeting new people, seeing sights, experiencing the smells both good and not so good.
Express- making the direct nonstop journey. No extra experiences, just a fast pace race to the result.
but what if the result is not there once you arrive?
What if all your hopes are on one expectation
What did you miss out on?
we all know the story of the Tortoise and the Hare
I used to frame situations in a “Express” manner
All or nothing
doing this I now feel significantly hampers true personal growth
sure the shark that arrives via Express may make the sale, get the girl etc etc
however as Seth Godin says “This might not work”
IF that happens “NOW WHAT?”
The best we can do is be prepared, be open and empathetic towards opposing points of view, be engaged ( which means less BUSY) and then (drumroll…) Respect the process and understand no matter what the objective “This might not work” and accept that its
A. Not our divine knowledge if it succedes
B. Not our fault if it fails
we must start to really and truly remove emotion especially in the professional part of our life
Its NOT about YOU!
at a point you must realize this,
It is not a easy task and takes daily practice
Heres to making life’s stops
seeing the faces
smelling the smells
experiences both uplifting as well as crappy, stinky and dingy
scuffed, bruised and so ripe with life…
be inspired 🙂