High Performing Business – Planning – Desire
Michelle LaBrosse, CCPM, PMP, PMI-ACP, RYT
It’s only March 3rd and the fruit tree’s are in full bloom all around me here in the Pacific Northwest. The rain clouds have cleared for a moment and the sun is peaking through. It’s days like today that fill me with vim and vigor to start planning my gardens for the spring and summer. On days like this I can find myself falling into delusions of grandeur over what I’m going to tackle. This will be the year I put in that cool cathedral green house I’ve been eying and build that twenty by twenty foot fenced enclosure near my workshed to have an expanded space to grow vegetables protected from the hungry wildlife that enjoys the fruits of my labor. But as I get into the details of planning, I find getting the concepts more in balance of what I can do and what I will do and what I actually need. I rarely consume all the vegetables I grow anyhow, even when I make the effort to can all of them, so do I really need this much effort to go into this?
Doing the planning activities to realize my dreams helps bring them into balance of what is not only possible for me, but what is also truly desirable. I ask myself just because I can do something, does it mean I actually want to do it? Before the cathedral green house idea germinated, I was going to purchase a neighbor’s thirty by forty foot green house. I did some preliminary planning on this larger greenhouse and realized this was not how I wanted to be spending my time. Planning serves a very valuable purpose of vetting the desirability of dreams to bring them into balance of the reality they will create if achieved. And this is one of the true values for me – it helps me look before I leap.
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