My digital life and self, feel overwhelmed. This happens from time to time. It is usually a result of spending a lot of time looking at screens. You know the exercise — scroll, double tap, type and do it all over again. This isn’t the first time I’ve come to this point. I’ve been thinking about what I’ve done in the past when digital sucks life out of your life.
Planning is about anticipating things. By doing it, dare to create the future before it arrives. Planning is how we predict the future — a way of anticipating what it will need or demand. While there are many things we prepare to come our way, there will always be the unexpected. In both life and leadership, dealing with the unexpected is inevitable.
The world is a big and small place, all at the same time. Beyond the geography, it is vast in diversity. The Internet and means of transport obliterated time and geographic divides. We now get to meet more people from places and cultures than generations before us. As a result, we’re all talking but don’t always understand each other. This makes creating understanding in diversity critical.
Who would’ve imagined that “productivity” would be an industry? Goals, outcomes, deadlines, whatever you call them, are an inherent, inescapable way of life and leadership. We set goals for ourselves as individuals, teams, organisations. Despite this, it is important to just dream. I’m not talking about the, “In a perfect world…” brainstorming. I mean simple, plain, dreaming. Dreaming to no particular end.
During and after moving house my thoughts have lingered on, “What is enough?”. This question is not new. It is something I think about and, often, with Ingrid discuss. This question is one we answer consciously or otherwise, with our daily pursuits. When will we ‘arrive’? In life and leadership, the question of having enough is aspirational and also speaks into the ‘daily grind’. Here starts thinking, again, on having enough stuff.