The great philosopher Yogi Berra once said:
If you don’t know where you’re going, you might end up some place else.
It might be because we’re in the middle of winter here in Minnesota and I’m in desperate need of sunshine, but I’m beginning to wonder if I am traveling on the road to some place else.
I spoke with a dear friend this morning and had to admit to him that I’m in a funk and feel stuck. I’ve always been clear about what I’m to be doing, why I’m doing it and where I want all of it to lead. Recently, I’m sensing a disturbance in the force (to borrow from Star Wars) and getting the feeling that the compass I’m using is not working.
What AM I missing?
Just yesterday, I participated in an all-day staff retreat at work. Following one of the activities, a colleague noted that she saw my “Activator” strength (from Tom Rath’s StrengthsFinder 2.0 book) on full display and observed that once we got the go ahead to start, I jumped right away and got to work.
This seems to be my issue lately – I’m so focused on what has to be done, that I’m losing sight of why and where it’s leading me.
I’m not the first person to struggle with this – at one point or another, we all get stuck in the weeds and forget the why. Sometimes the journey is more important than the destination.
For now, I’m okay with feeling like I’m losing my way if it will help me find my way.
I just don’t want to end up some place else …