“You can waste your life drawing lines. Or you can live your life crossing them”.
I love this. It’s a quote from Shonda Rhimes. She’s a television producer, screenwriter, and the creator and executive producer of Grey’s Anatomy.
We live in a world that can move fast, sometimes at breakneck speed. So how do you make sure you are actually advancing your goals and not just spinning your wheels?
A colleague recently asked me that question. Was my action advancing my goals? That phrase has been stuck in my mind ever since. It’s a great litmus test.
Another colleague sits for an hour on a Sunday afternoon and determines if she has advanced her goals or spun her wheels. It’s a ritual that she has not missed in a long, long time. Because she knows it works. It insures that she crossed the lines.
If you want to make changes in your life try these two questions.
Has your action over the past week moved you closer to your goals?
Are you clear on what your goals are?
Your answers will determine your next steps.
Keep moving but make sure you are crossing the lines.