X MArks the spot
I was on the KT lift at Squaw Valley when a friend said "Wow! Look at that!" Directly above us, was a perfect 'X Marks the Spot' vision. My buddy joked, "Its a sign! We're in the right place".
Funny thing is, I'd just been wondering if I was in the right place. On this gorgeous spring morning, I was having a twinge of guilt. I was fretting that I should (there's that word) be back home working. I looked up, saw the 'sign' and got over that! But then that got me thinking....
How many times do we see a 'sign' in business - and ignore it?
After all, signs are simply our imagination, right? The Force, and all that mumbo-jumbo stuff doesn't work in business. That's silly! Or is it?
Signs are all around us. We choose not to pay attention to them. Sometimes the signs warn us of a threat to our business. Sometimes they point the way to bigger opportunities. Sometimes they show us our own misdirected thinking.
Signs only show us the way when we listen.
Why do we ignore the signs? Why do we keep going along on our chosen path, looking straight ahead, neither left nor right? Even when signs are all around us - frantically waving us to a new course - we'll keep on going.
What if we paid attention to the signs?