I love a good walk. I like to get out in the fresh air 4 or 5 times a week. It helps me think and get some exercise.
Right now, some weekends, I get the pleasure of taking Ben (my 17 month old son) with me. He’s not very talkative (so I still get some thinking time) but he’s great company! At the moment he is really enjoying spotting dogs and the excitement in his face when he does is a joy.
Anyway, on a recent walk…
He lost his hat!
I didn’t notice at first and it gave me a dilemma.
Sally (my wife) had searched high and low for a sun hat he’d actually wear.
He was wearing it that day and I’d been in charge when he’d lost it!
How far back do I go to look for it?
I set off in the direction I come from and walked for about 10 minutes. Still no sign of it. I could see down the path for quite a long way and I couldn’t see it in the distance either.
So I made the decision to turnaround and carry on my way. There will always be a chance to buy another hat.
That got me thinking….
Where in my life am I still turning round looking back for something I have lost? Could I now turnaround and leave it “lost” and move forward on the journey I am travelling?
And I’ll ask you the same…
Where in your life or business are you still looking back and that is affecting your forward journey? Could you let that go and move on at a faster pace? If so, what’s stopping you?
Go do it.