Plan for the Future, but Always Be Present.
What is the value of a plan if you don't stop to take in the results of your work? Being in the moment not only allows you to realize your success... it also validates your efforts.
A dear friend who is an impactful mentor and amazing leader always reminds those around him to find the joy in their daily lives. That applies to work, play, family, colleagues. That joy is in everything surrounding us. We just need to pause for a moment and truly look around.
"Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it." -Ferris Bueller
However, sometimes the plan must change. We must pivot or iterate. Or, we find ourselves facing an unexpected situation that prompts a rewrite. In those moments, if we listen carefully and start from a place of trust, we will forge a new path that is even more amazing than we could have dreamed.
"Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become." -Steve Jobs
Success... it's more than just about a good, solid plan. It's about investing time, positive thinking, finding the joy, and a willingness to change. Which plan will you realize today?