A Critical Doer understands time; long and short view
Critical Doers, welcome to daylight savings time! The transition from standard time to daylight savings time presents a real paradox for the critical doer. The seeming loss of an hour cuts against the grain (especially as you feel like you didn’t get quite enough rest last night), but the pain is worth the gain as daylight is stretched a bit longer providing more opportunities for you.
If you didn’t plan for the transition yesterday, you may be slow getting your day started. The same thing happens when individuals and organizations don’t consider the long and short view of time in strategic planning. If we fail to consider the near term, it’s possible we may not ever get to the long term. If we fail to plan for the long term, our near term success loses momentum and we concede the competitive advantage to others…and many times it’s unrecoverable.
The transition to daylight savings time is a good opportunity to review a post I wrote a few months ago about how and why it’s important to delegate time the same way you delegate work at home or in business. Wipe the sleep from your eyes, review the post, share with friends and coworkers, and enjoy the extra daylight at the end of the day. It’s what a critical doer would…do!
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