In July, Pam and I are planning to do the 270-mile Pennine Way hike in England.
We have both had some mild knee issues over the past couple of years and hadn’t done much hiking since out summer trip in the Sierras. Before buying tickets, a fitness test was in order!
The first part of that test was our 25-mile hike two weeks ago.
The second part of that test for me was a checkup with an orthopedic doctor to make sure that some of the issues I’ve been experiencing wouldn’t be catastrophic on a long hike.
I received a clean bill of health, so this week we are getting our tickets and the hike is on!
I wish I went through a similar process when initiating change.
I get a big idea and begin to run with it before fitness testing my organization.
My guess is that your organization does the same.
Just because we need to change something means that we have the capacity to change something. Especially now.
The emphasis for APEx in April is incremental change, so you’ll be hearing more about this in the coming weeks.