Boldly Going Nowhere

How often do you feel like you’re the hamster running furiously on the hamster wheel?  I walk to work every morning and pass by an old car covered in hundreds of stickers.  I think the stickers are keeping the old rust bucket together!  One of the stickers is “BOLDLY GOING NOWHERE”.

Even though I see it every morning it makes me think about my life and other people’s lives.  It seems we’re all in a hurry to make progress, to move our life or business forward… but at what cost?

Do we know where we’re going?  We might be speeding things up, but without direction there can be little value in forging ahead.

In fact for many people the hardest thing is to stop, or even slow down and look at their life and take a perspective on what is happening.  To take stock, set goals, create a business plan or vision and move forward with purpose.  In terms of the E-Myth it’s about working on your business rather than in your business.

The other end of the spectrum is to be trapped in analysis paralysis.  To be so stuck in a rut that you remain stagnant and make no progress at all, simply contemplating all the options indefinitely.

The happy medium is somewhere in the middle of this continuum.  This is one of the benefits of coaching – to get support, perspective and work on your goals and make them happen.

Ask yourself:

  • Do I feel like my life is without direction?
  • Is my life the ideal life I could be living?
  • Am I dedicating the bulk of my time to what I love doing and am good at?
  • What’s holding me back?

Find answers for yourself to these questions that are satisfactory and you might not see yourself boldly going nowhere!

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One Response to Boldly Going Nowhere

  1. Jes says:

    Great post Matthew – I will be re-evaluating my goals from this perspective.

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