MVP: It’s not about the big moments. Appreciating your leadership journey is about learning to appreciate each moment.
As you read this, I am working my way through the TSA security checkpoint before getting on the long plane ride to England.
I have been anticipating this trip for 38 years!
But what if the reality doesn’t live up to the hype?
It is a bit like embracing a big change. We have huge hopes for what will be. The challenge is to keep focused on the present moment. Work A-B, focusing on incremental, yet beneficial experiences.
This is how I need to remind myself to approach this trip.
It really isn’t about the big moments of stepping away from The Old Nag’s Head, standing atop High Cup Nick, or finishing our walk with a pint at The Border Hotel.
The most meaningful moments will be less dramatic. Stopping to talk with a sheep farmer, coming in out of the rain for a hot cup of tea, sharing a biscuit with a fellow walker.
We are all on a leadership journey and the way to get the most out of it is to appreciate each moment.
Today’s intention: Be aware of your own journey. Avoid looking into the future, and just stay focused on the present.