Are you looking for something big while missing the small that happen around you each day? Does big equate to great?
If your curiosity was piqued by the two questions, I suspect we’re alike in many ways. I know I’m not alone in my passion to achieve great things while I’m walking this earth. That passion drives me to redefine my business. Myself. It’s what pulls me forward to take on writing my first book.
While dreaming, planning, and shipping big is great, even necessary, it becomes a road too often traveled.
In the busyness of chasing big the significance of the small too often is minimized.
- Spending time getting to know new employees. Catching up with familiar employees.
- Reading that book sitting on your shelf reminding you to learn something new
- Revisiting (even writing down) your personal mission statement
- Hanging out with your children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews
- Sitting in silence
- Reflecting on your day, that last meeting, your next step
Will I stop chasing big? No. Neither should you. Tali Sharot, author of The Optimism Bias, writes that our brains are wired to imagine a better future. That ability feeds into chasing big ideas, changes, you name it.
For the sake of your health, your employees’ health, even the quality of your plans and execution, spend time with the small.
If that little voice creeps up saying, “Ignore this fool” I have one question for you: What’s it costing you to constantly chase big? Ask those on your team. At home.
If on the other hand no such little voice creeps up, block time on your calendar to chase small.
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