Have you ever noticed just how many dead bugs you wind up with on your car when you’re driving down the highway in the summer?
What’s crazy is that, if they’d only made a different choice, they might have lived to see another day. Hmm… that actually seems like a message that applies to our businesses and lives.
(These are indeed the things I think about when I’m driving down the highway. Crazy, right?)
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I’m just returning from a road trip, and as we’re driving up the interstate to return home, I start noticing how many bugs have met an untimely death on the windshield in front of me. Why is that?
Clearly, they were habitually moving through their day. They weren’t looking to be taken out, and they also weren’t dialed in to shifts that were occurring in the environment around them. Sadly, if they had flown just a tiny bit higher, they would have cleared the windshield and would have still been on their way.
Which leads me to think: how often are we mindlessly navigating through our days, not really paying attention to what’s happening around us? Not just the literal environment; what’s happening in our lives, and in our businesses, that we’re simply not taking notice of or giving consideration to. We get bogged down in our daily task work and we neglect the bigger picture.
It’s not the major correction that’s going to save us. It’s the minor tweaks, the incremental gains, that are going to make the difference between life or death in our business futures, and our quality of life. By making small changes, we elevate our performance. And the higher caliber of performance leads to better outcomes.
Pause right now and write down the first three things that occur to you that you’ve put off addressing in your business or your life. What is one small change you could make in each of those three areas? Write it down. Now, choose one of those three to act on this week.
If you haven’t read the book, One Small Step Can Change Your Life: The Kaizen Way, by Robert Maurer, I recommend you pick it up. You’ll gain practical insight and direction about the power of small, incremental changes that lead to big results.
And if you want some help identifying your three, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 303.682.1072 and we’ll schedule time to chat.
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