Avoid the drift

Yesterday I gave a talk at a company and afterwards got to chat with their incredible CEO and leader.

We spoke about a few things but one thing really stood out for me:

We have to avoid the drift.

The slow creep of bad habits and poor decision-making. The slow push of life that turns us into shadows of our former selves. The slow drift towards a life we never wanted and becoming a person we never set out to be.

There is of course a remedy for this.

It’s called self-awareness.

Regularly checking in with yourself to make sure that you are on track. Scheduling time to be with your thoughts.

Constantly course correcting.

It takes effort.

But it beats the hell out of drifting to mediocrity!