Evaluating When You are Off Course
I’m sure you have heard the how the Apollo rocket is off course about 97% of the time on it’s way to the moon. You see the computerized guidance system is designed so that it is constantly assessing where it is in relationship to it’s final destination, and then making the proper course corrections. Amazingly, even after being off course for 97% of the trip, the rocket still makes it to it’s final destination–the moon.
No matter if your final destination is the moon or the stars or financial freedom, can you imagine being off course 97% of the time? Some days it seems like that, doesn’t it. So what is the trick to staying on course? Evaluation and Correction.
Evaluating and Course Correction
Actually more accurately Constant evaluation and Constant Correction. Can you imagine trying to get better at making free-throws if you only took 1 shot from the line each month. It would be pretty hard to assess what you did wrong (or right) and make the appropriate adjustments. Yet this is exactly what most of us do in our lives and in our businesses. We check the monthly balance sheets to look at how we did. Sometimes we only take time to assess what went wrong long after we have been off course.
This video talks about establishing a daily routine of evaluation and reflection to make the necessary course corrections, so that you can arrive at your determined destination. This was shot at the Grand Canyon Sept. 2009.
Please share your comments and examples.