Do you know why you made certain choices today?
You made decisions all day long…
From the coffee or juice you had this morning, to the route you took to work, to what you ate for lunch, to whether or not you stopped at the gym on your way home, to what you watched (or didn’t) on Netflix, and finally — what time you went to bed (and whether you chose to floss your teeth or not!).
Did you give any conscious thought to why you made the choices you did?
If you have clearly written long and short term goals, chances are that you made your decisions based on whether or not the choices brought you nearer to your desired outcomes.
When you get in your car, you don’t just drive around aimlessly, do you?
If you’re going to work, you know that you have to make choices in your navigation that gets you on the highway driving in the right direction. If you’re headed to the grocery store, you choose local surface roads to drive down the block and into the shopping center.
You may not need to have formalized written goals to make those routine trips to the office or to your local grocer, but if you were taking an exciting trip to a foreign land and were going to drive yourself through unfamiliar territories you’d plan your route, wouldn’t you?
You’d have a digital mapping app on your mobile phone, you’d have a satellite GPS device in your vehicle, you’d have a paper map and road atlas of the country and all of its cities stowed in the car, and you probably have reams of paper printed off your laser printer with directions and contact numbers and reservation confirmation details galore.
If you’d put that kind of planning and back-up systems in place for a vacation lasting just a week or two, why wouldn’t you take the same care in planning a successful career that spans decades?
As my friends Jeff Bajorek and Christie Walters over at The Why And The Buy podcast say:
When you know your Why, your Hows and your Whats get much better.
If you need help in clarifying and prioritizing your goals so that you can make better and more informed choices, I invite you to schedule a 30-minute clarity session with me that I’ve dubbed “The Call To Adventure!”
Chances are you’ve had an idea or opportunity tugging at the corners of your mind. Now you can invest just 30-minutes to explore this new potential reality with an ally who can help you to better identify the potential for an epic success (or an epic fail!)
Once you’ve had time to consider additional angles and options, it will then be up to you alone to decide whether to heed your Call To Adventure and discuss the next stage of your quest, or to refuse the call and go back to your ordinary world.