Posted by Howe Q. Wallace on Monday, June 28th, 2021
Progress is always preceded by change. What are you challenging right now? What change are you driving?
As each day starts fresh, we ought to consider how we can get better. Considering how we ought to improve each day is a process involving intentional acts.
One act is an assessment.
Did the day’s activity achieve what was intended?
Did you and your team accomplish the intended outcomes?
What worked and is worth being repeated?
What needs to be tweaked?
What needs to be abandoned?
A second act is a reflection.
It’s a bit different than an assessment. It’s the process of sitting silently for the day. It’s a passive act. You pause in silence and hear what your subconscious wants to say. It’s a divine act where inspiration wanders in. Thoughts occur to you that would enhance your pursuits.
A final act is you create a plan for the next day.
identify the goal you have
identify the method you will try
fine-tune the approach
imagine the activity
target the challenge
identify the change you want to affect
You rarely drift to improvement. You purposefully drive it.