Much like a car, aligning our thoughts, activities and schedules can be a powerful way to start our days off. Whether you do this with a healthy breakfast, morning meditation, morning exercise, writing in a journal or a team huddle finding a way to start your day with alignment will help you hold tightly to your goals as life's daily challenges come forth.
What do you do regularly to bring alignment to your life?
Share your Story - Have there been times in your continuous improvement journey where you thought to yourself, "maybe it's better to just stop." What did you do to remind yourself that there is no failure on the path of improvement? What did you do to learn?
**Discussion - What other methods of teaching have you used to help influence those around you in a positive way?
Often times on our path through improvement or chasing greatness, one might feel frustrated, downtrodden or even just plain beaten. Mr. Jordan one of the greatest basketball players to ever live offers this sound advice; "I believe greatness is an evolutionary process that changes and evolves era to era." Deep insight for us to reflect on.
"How about you? What are your thoughts on greatness? How is greatness achieved?"
Every "little" change we make guides us towards the greater changes we notice over time, remember no change, large or small, if it is focused on improvement will steer you in the wrong direction.
"A morning walk can brighten a day, cause some to smile and invigorate the mind, body and soul. A morning waste walk can do all of that and improve a little bit each day."
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"Standards should not be forced down from above but rather set by the production workers themselves." -Taiichi Ohno -
*Discussion Opportunities (comment below please):
Keeping our objectives insight helps us align our actions with our goals. In a recent forbes blog post author Molly Cain gives this advice on reaching your goals: "Break it up. Many people abandon goals because they’re just too dang big. If you’ve done this to yourself, stop now. Change your game plan."
Sometimes large goals can be more than our eyes can see, by breaking our goals up into milestones or even inchstones we can often find that the goal is much more manageable. So, What one thing can you do today that might get you a little closer to your goal?