Sometimes they creep up on us…
New options, that is.
We don’t notice at first.
We’re so busy working on our current options—well, actually, our old options—that we don’t notice new ones have opened up.
I know I’ve done this—kept going with something that’s no longer the most productive approach available. That’s the danger of a head-down, get-it-done attitude (which we also need, of course).
But we need to take stock—probably more often than we actually do.
Otherwise, we’ll be doing the wrong thing righter—or at least, not the rightest thing—when we could be doing the right thing right.
The difficulty is, of course…
The new options only exist once we’ve covered some ground.
And at first, they seem more like threats than opportunities, because they’re unfamiliar. Our ego is defensive.
But of course, they’re our friends, or could be.
How do you make sure you notice new options when they’re there to be seen?
Maybe you have some now.