3 Jan, 2017 at 12:41 pm
According to space expert Dave Woods, if you were to aim a rocket at the moon but your aim was 1 degree off, you would find your spacecraft missing its lunar target by 1,978 miles, a pretty big miss by anyone’s standards. It’s a similar story when you procrastinate over a key conversation: it can be a significant factor in determining the ultimate destination of a business project, relationship or key life goal.
This genre of conversation is like a fork in the road. In your heart of hearts you know what needs to be said and having the conversation is your best shot at taking the direction that’s most likely to benefit you, the employees performance or some wider goal. When you procrastinate, you run the risk of taking the other fork. A week later you’re heading down a path that feels further and further away from what’s right or useful and you’re often increasingly frustrated. Weeks or months later, you find yourself many miles from where you want to be. How did you get so far off track?
So why do we do it, why do we struggle with leading ourselves when we know we need to have these conversations? It may be that we are unsure or afraid.