Do your action plans ever weigh you down?
I've been on projects where the action plans were so detailed, so precise, and so constricting that each task felt like a burden in my day. It took the fun right out of it.
Yes, we do need detailed plans to achieve our goals. Yes, we do need to relentlessly follow our plans in order to overcome certain obstacles. But, we can have fun in the process. We can add our creativity. We can embrace new possibilities. We can improvise a new script when the old one seems stale.
Goals are meant to give us more hope, not to chain us to a plan.
When the plan slows us down, dance!
Well, maybe not really dance. But I have been known to break into dance and noticed that it helps. What works for you to get your creative juices flowing?
-- Doug Smith