Wednesday Words

To Go Where Your VisionPoints, a few inspiration points for you and your business.

Stay committed to your decisions, but stay flexible in your approach.
—Tom Robbins

Hate to admit you’re wrong? So do I. Everyone’s focusing on their own issues, but at the moment when I’ve got to say, “I did it wrong, let’s try another way,” I feel like all eyes are on me. The big screw-up. When the fact is, no one cares unless it affects them.

Tom Robbins’ wise counsel came to me some time ago and I’ve tried to keep it with me ever since. It’s saved me a lot of those all-ego moments. How?

The way I use his advice is this: I don’t commit to the path, and I sure don’t commit to My Way. I commit to the desired outcome. Then it’s not “I did it wrong, My Way doesn’t work,” it’s “We haven’t gotten to where we need to go with the path I outlined. Anybody see another way?” As long as we get there, I don’t care whose approach we use.

How about you? Do you find yourself frustrated because the approach isn’t working, forgetting it’s the results that you need?

Will you zag if zigging isn’t working?


Grow and be well,

Kelly Erickson