Everyday I work with business leaders to help them identify and develop meaningful and achievable goals. This is the core of my professional success. I know this like I know the sun will come up later this morning.
And yet…here I am (again). I’ve started another massive challenge just by clicking on a submit button. Before giving myself the chance to think through the goal, potential plans to reach my goal, or even what the first step might be, I have committed. I have “taken a flyer.” I am now registered for the 2014 USA Triathlon National Championships – Olympic Distance.
It’s not the first time. I have no doubt that it won’t be the last. And I am even more sure that at some point during this challenge I will utter my signature phrase, “it seemed like a good idea at the time.”
I don’t advocate “the flyer” with my clients, but it’s often an effective way for me to start a new personal challenge. As a thinker, it moves me into action without the distraction of research, analysis, deliberation, etc. It’s a move from the gut with a lot of faith that the details will come together once I’ve made the commitment.
inTent is where I will capture and share my experiences of all of the elements related to taking on this bold/audacious goal. Welcome to the tent.