Leaders have many worries.
You have people problems, customer problems, operational problems and financial problems. The list goes on.
137 things are thrown in your face each day. There’s no way you can possibly finish.
But what about your big dreams for the organization? The revolutionary ideas. The ones which change everything.
You likely have the seeds of what could grow into great ideas, but not a minute to think.
The Need for Space
Creating space is probably one of the toughest parts of being a leader. It’s easy to tackle what’s in front of you today. The urgent is always right there waiting for you.
The important, on the other hand, gets buried. You seldom give it more than a few seconds of consideration.
The only way to make the important stuff happen, is to work on it a little bit each day.
So I urge you, just for today, take 30 minutes to yourself. You and I both know you can spare 30 minutes. Schedule it in your calendar if you must.
Go to a place where you feel relaxed and creative. Leave the building if you must.
Take a notebook and a pen and sit there. Write down what comes to mind.
Do it again tomorrow.
Soon you’ll begin to see the real work coming together – the important stuff that needs to happen.